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Interview: Advice for CIOs

Boston's Children's Hospital's Former CIO George Adler on Getting Advice
CIO: Why do CIOs need to use advisers?
Adler: CIOs are responsible for a complex technical area and are expected to be very knowledgeable in it. They also have a VP-level position and have to assume some sense of responsibility for the direction of the entire organization. Any technology decision they make has operational consequences, and it's not always easy to weigh the pros and cons. Advisers can give a confidential assessment of their perspective.