Gartner Research

Scoping the Office of the CIO

Published: 30 May 2019

ID: G00379359

Analyst(s): Tomas Nielsen , Ian Cox , Peter Skyttegaard


The office of the CIO provides an effective way for CIOs to enhance their management capabilities and address key issues on their agendas. CIOs must take care to maintain the right focus and composition of the OCIO team.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Why Has the OCIO Become a Core Function in Many IT Organizations?
  • What Is the Definition and Scope of the OCIO?
  • How Do CIOs Determine the Appropriate Size of the OCIO?
  • How Do OCIOs Operate Effectively?
  • Who Belongs in the OCIO?
  • Conclusion

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