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Are CIOs the Problem with Innovation?

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted Friday, March 14, 2008 15:03 PM
 
 

We recently posted a Q&A with Forrester's CIO honcho Bobby Cameron, who talked about the problems CIOs face--and, in some cases, create--when it comes to driving IT innovation.

Readers responded promptly with a mix of criticisms and questions.

One stood out, at least for us. commenting on technically challenged CIOs who complain when end users push for innovative new tools, this reader wrote: "these are the CIOs who should get a job elsewhere, perhaps in retail, selling shoes. Get the the hell out of IT and the hell out of the enterprise, and let us innovators grow and prosper once again."

That begs the question: are CIOs stifling innovation, or driving it? Tell us what you think.