CIOs are uniquely positioned to have visibility into how individual business decisions impact the rest of the organization. IT departments are also strongly focused on business operational alignment spanning the entire customer journey.
A CIO is the only person positioned to create an end-to-end functional and technical blueprint for the entire company. Their oversight of the overall business helps ensure that all investments are aligned with the business priorities and strategy.
Working off of a holistic picture of the company enables business units to focus on core functions, helps streamline business processes, removes data silos, and empowers companies with business intelligence to make data-driven decisions.
Top CIOs put an end to the buying madness, over-spending on technologies, and duplicating investments. Instead, they spend company money as their own and are accountable for every dime with an emphasis on operational efficiency.