Central Information Officer or Information Technology Directors, better known as CIOs, are facing a steep performance climb with peers & other professional positions. Although the CIOs themselves feel their job provides an overwhelming amount of support to companies, others do not share this opinion. IT in general scores poorly with business executives, as they do not have an overly positive view on how support and progress is being made. According to statistics and research recently released, scores of 40% and less were reached when executives gave their opinions on the help they receive from the IT area. Simply put, employees in IT are not valued by business executives and many think there could be improvement overall.
The CIOS seem to think they are having a large impact, but their value is not being appreciated in upper-level executives. CIOS should work to improve their visability and how they are viewed within the company. Perhaps they could be more active and clear about what they are doing daily to improve the company’s overall profit, status, budget, technology, and innovative process.
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