May 26 2009   4:54PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: CIOs on IT spending cuts, BPO and changing roles

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

I’m back to work after a nice, extended Memorial Day weekend. Last week, the staff converged en masse on the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. See the stories and blog posts below for some of our coverage, as well as our two-part interview with a CIO who spent some time in business operations.

Experts: CIO moving more into business, process optimization – The role of the CIO was under the microscope at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, where industry executives and academics offered scenarios that bring CIOs deeper into the business.

CIO returns from two years as operations SVP ready to drive IT value – After a stint in business operations, CUNA Mutual Group’s CIO shares lessons learned, including a sense of urgency to IT. Plus: His six-month rule.

Managing IT spending cuts: Don’t take the easy way out, CIO advises – In part two of our interview, CUNA Mutual Group’s CIO shares his approach to making IT spending cuts. Some lessons: Don’t starve infrastructure; do review business projects.

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