Why Some CIOs Have More Staying Power Than Others

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Some CIOs outlast the typical five-year tenure by avoiding classic blunders, winning the CEO's confidence and enjoying a dash of good luck.

Next year, Peter Weis, CIO of Matson, an ocean transportation and logistics company, will see the completion of a long-term IT transformation project that he conceived and nurtured for most of a decade. "We're heading into our eighth and final year," he says. "When we're done, we'll have retired every single legacy IT platform. Our mainframe will be shut down."

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