The advantage of having the biggest server farm is no longer there, as companies large and small now have access to the cloud, mobile devices and other innovations that have leveled the playing field.
According to a recent Gartner study, tablets are well on their way to surpassing desktops and PCs as the dominant computing device around the world.
The Internet of Things would allow users to interact with these devices from a computer or a mobile device, as well as gather data that can be used in analytics.
The numbers show that 1.7 million cloud related jobs went unfilled in 2012.
Many companies have partnered with a solution provider in order to have outside help to make sure they understand all of the latest technology and how it can help their organization.
The data mining scandal by the U.S. government is raising a number of questions about privacy and cyber security.
With technology innovations like the cloud, business intelligence and big data all in high demand and being used as part of critical operations, having a CIO involved in the decision-making process is crucial.