Technology trends and landscapes are much more dynamic now and there is an increasing need for CIOs to look at getting out of the traditional support mode and get more focused on meeting the ever increasing demands from Business. The Organization now increasingly looks at the CIO for critical support to the Business teams, without which no Transformations would be possible.
A Proactive CIO is the one that sees the cue and takes the lead in these transformational initiatives that can make a big difference to the way the Organization performs. Most CIOs of Organizations report to the CFO, I am not sure if this is the right structure. However a smart CIO can take advantage of this structure and ensure that they have the blessings of the CFO to allocate good Budgets to IT and Process and Engineering IT initiatives.