The the 'I' in CIO has evolved

CIOs aren't what they used to be

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The average tenure of CIOs has reached 5.8 years, according to CIO's 2015 State of the CIO study, but CIOs are still known for moving around a fair bit. When CIOs transition from one company to another, it's a great time to look into the future, reflect on the past and consider how the CIO's role is changing.

IT industry veteran Ginna Raahauge finds herself in that position now. She took the helm of the IT function at data integration software specialist Informatica as senior vice president and CIO last week after a two-year stint as senior vice president and CIO of WAN optimization specialist Riverbed Technology. Prior to that she served for nearly seven years as vice president of IT at Cisco Systems.

Informatica snapped up Raahauge to help guide the company as it enhances and strengthens its cloud strategy (the company announced the appointment of Jeff Moses, formerly chief operating officer and senior vice president of Customer Engagement and Commerce for SAP in North America and Latin America, as senior vice president of Cloud Sales the very same day). The company is no stranger to the cloud, but it now intends to undertake a major transformation to expand and globalize the Informatica Cloud subscription business, which represents the fastest growth revenue in the company.

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