Conventional wisdom says that the CIO must report to the CEO or risk losing stature, authority and access to the power center of the company. Reporting to the CFO is bad, the theory goes, because IT is then viewed as a nonstrategic operations group where the governing principle is saving money. But that's not always true. "What's more important is whether or not the CIO is able to fully engage with the senior team," says Tom Nealon, a member of the CIO Hall of Fame.
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