Gartner says CIOs mean business

I have talked frequently about the fact that CIOs have to change their perspective from worrying about the IT system to worrying about the business. Well, here comes the revolution: Gartner has surveyed 1,400 CIOs and found that this shift is expected to be one of the big developments of 2006. The problem will be that, while CIOs will be under pressure to become far more engaged with customers, finance and overall business efficiency, they don’t necessarily know how to talk business. Their CEOs will have to help them – which might even mean that the CEOs learn more about IT!