IBM Global CIO Study

With a unique, end-to-end view of their businesses, today's CIOs are a driving force behind what makes companies work smarter. It is critical, as one CIO put it, to "ensure you understand the vision, have a clear strategy and execute where the business wants to go." This is one of the many insights uncovered when we met face-to-face with over 3,000 CIOs to create The Essential CIO-the largest study of its kind to date.

This latest edition of our ongoing C-suite Studies series reveals how CIOs from different-sized companies across the globe have become more aligned to CEOs, and are using IT innovation to drive real business results. More than just a collection of thoughts, The Essential CIO is a guide to building a smarter organization.