The Secrets of Successful CIOs (and CISOs)

Rachel King, a reporter with the CIO Journal of the Wall St. Journal published an article last week entitled, The Secrets of Successful CIOs. She reports on a study performed by Accenture to determine the priorities of high-performing IT executives.

Ms. King highlights high performers’ top three business objectives compared to lower performing IT executives. Unfortunately, what’s missing from the article is how Accenture measured the performances of IT executives. Having said that, this chart is interesting:

Accenture Says Highest-Performing CIOs Focus on Customers, Business - The CIO Report - WSJ

One would naturally jump to the conclusion that high performing Chief Information Security Officers would need to orient themselves to these top priorities as well. But what if you work for one of the CIOs who is focused on cutting business operational costs, increasing workforce productivity, and automating core business processes?

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