IDG Contributor Network: The case for hiring an internal-facing CIO

First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. – Luke 6:42
Hiring a VP of Sales who is focused internally, makes no sense. A salesperson is, by definition, in the business …

First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye. - Luke 6:42

Hiring a VP of Sales who is focused internally, makes no sense. A salesperson is, by definition, in the business of being focused outward from the company to its customers and clients. When hiring a Chief Information Officer, on the other hand, it is not so clear whether he/she should be focused on the internal operations of IT or on engaging with the non-IT employees and the company's customers and clients.

In this first of two posts, I'll make the case for having an internal-facing CIO.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IDG Contributor Network: The case for hiring an internal-facing CIO

First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. – Luke 6:42
Hiring a VP of Sales who is focused internally, makes no sense. A salesperson is, by definition, in the business …

First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye. - Luke 6:42

Hiring a VP of Sales who is focused internally, makes no sense. A salesperson is, by definition, in the business of being focused outward from the company to its customers and clients. When hiring a Chief Information Officer, on the other hand, it is not so clear whether he/she should be focused on the internal operations of IT or on engaging with the non-IT employees and the company's customers and clients.

In this first of two posts, I'll make the case for having an internal-facing CIO.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here