The move will equip CIOs with the same analytics tools long utilized by CEOs and CFOs, says V3.co.uk. Steve Sams, vice president of site and facilities services at IBM, said:
These businesses are strapped and the CIO is between a rock and a hard place. Analytics to some extent is the way through this problem.
Sams also believes the tools can help with executive politics, adding:
The simple fact is that, until they had the facts, this was an intensely political decision. This will allow CIOs to have the facts they need to make some very compelling decisions.