Firm technology requirements have changed and will continue to change. The definition of IT has expanded and impacts everyone in your firm. Its size and the amount of IT knowledge that your chief executive or managing partner has dictate the type of technology leader that your firm needs to be successful.Yes, you read correctly — the CEO or managing partner’s understanding of technology and commitment directly impact success. The buzzwords today are “integration” and “innovation.” IT leaders must understand the firm’s vision, and firm leaders must understand how technology innovations can accelerate the achievement of that vision. Integration is a two-way street.

According to a recent article, there are three types of chief information officers:

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