Stories by Chuck Tatham

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CIOs and CFOs often act as though they are partners in a strained marriage. Both parties have seen their roles change within the organization over the past decade. Previously, the CFO had to approve all IT purchasing decisions, while IT executives were charged with making technology recommendations and implementations. Then came the free-spending technology boom that elevated the status of CIOs. This position was considered essential for any business, and the CIO's recommendations were viewed as mission-critical.