This is wicked good advice.
Job descriptions for CIOs vary widely. Some companies recognize that day-to-day IT activities often make it difficult to undertake long-term planning. They create a corporate CIO position for someone whose sole purpose will be to develop and communicate long-term IT vision and strategy. These CIOs have no operational responsibilities
(or resources) or infrastructure or applications to deliver. They are given a small staff, a small budget and many dotted-line reporting relationships with divisional information officers (DIO), who manage operational activities in the business units.
Beware! This job is usually designed for failure. It is normally filled by a CHUMP (a CIO hired for undoable management and planning) who is fired and replaced within a few years. Here are some of the reasons why this happens: