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Oct 13 2007   1:19PM GMT

Overheard – Forget about being a CIO when you grow up

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

nicholas_carr.jpg “We’ve entered the long twilight of the CIO position, a sign that information technology is finally maturing.”

Nicholas Carr, Twilight of the CIO

Nicholas writes: It will be a slow transition – CIOs will continue to play critical roles in many firms for many years – but we’re at last catching up with the vision expressed back in 1990 by the legendary CIO Max Hopper, who predicted that IT would come to “be thought of more like electricity or the telephone network than as a decisive source of organizational advantage.


Agree or disagree? IT should be thought of more like electricity or the telephone network than as a decisive source of organizational advantage.

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