CIO Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on 03.05.12

This blog is a re-posting from February 2010

CIOs are faced with challenges on a daily basis.  This article provides a list 8 mistakes to avoid. It is a pretty good list and a number of items definitely ring true for any leadership position, not just CIO.  Our experiences as IT auditors have shown a number of these occurring, but 2 stick out: “No. 6: Failing to build accountability into the IT organization” and “No. 8: Losing sight of the big picture”.

From an audit perspective, lack of accountability can lead to weak controls of critical systems and data.  Additionally, losing sight of the big picture can lead to projects that are not in line with business strategy and IT departments that do not effectively use resources, time, and money.

What experiences (IT or non IT) have you had in your organization?  What other audit concerns could come from this list?

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