This blog is a repost from American City & County.

Being the leader of the IT organization has never been easy, whether one’s title is director of information services or chief information officer (CIO). Some senior managers have come to question the relevancy of the CIO position itself, especially given the explosion of other “chiefs” during the past decade. IT leaders have always (and rightfully) fought for greater participation at the decision-making table to better position IT as a critical support function that requires aligning digital infrastructure to the overall requirements of city or county’s operations. Tech leaders continue to promote their position and responsibilities as being more of a strategic forethought—not a careless afterthought.

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