The Chief Information Officer has evolved from pure information technology management into a central business role. The CIO is responsible for managing the information systems and technology platform that enables everyday business operations, while at the same time finding ways to leverage more cost-effective technologies, more versatile software and better management methods as they emerge. That ongoing challenge of "changing the engine while the jet is flying" is only the more technical side of the role.

Digging into data always reveals interesting - and sometimes surprising - patterns. In studying this set of recent CIO appointments, here are the points that stand out:

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:30

CIO Succession: New Vell Study

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63 Fortune 500 CIO Appointments And What You Can Learn from Them

CIOs have never been more vital to the success of your business. Meanwhile, competition for the best and brightest CIOs has never been fiercer. Vell Executive Search just published research to help companies recruit top-notch CIOs.