Thursday, 17 November 2011

Tips for Working Effectively with the Board

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Integrating the Enterprise November 17, 2011
As CIOs increase their interactions with the board of directors, it is vital that they improve their knowledge of this unique and independent audience, according to Gartner, Inc. Only 16 percent of board directors have any IT background or experience, so CIOs need to treat the board as one of their most valued customers if they are to improve their overall ability to work with the board of directors. Gartner has identified seven areas that CIOs must understand and act upon in order to effectively work with the board. Read more >
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