3. Manager/Head of Unified Communications. Heller says CIOs are starting to look for IT managers who can set a strategy for unified communications and break down the barriers between different devices, email servers, networks and telephony tools inside their organizations.
4. Manager of Master Data Management/Director of Data Architecture. These are two different roles, but their ultimate goals are the same: to help companies get a handle on big data by establishing and implementing data integration and management strategies. The director of data architecture may also be charged with creating the technical architecture that will support the company's data management strategies.
5. Managers/Directors in Charge of Mobility. With the proliferation of mobile devices inside enterprises and among consumers, companies are looking for IT managers who can address the challenges and business opportunities that mobile computing presents.
On the infrastructure side, they need IT managers and directors who can set usage policies for the company and maintain and secure the infrastructure needed to support those devices, along with the devices themselves. On the applications side, employers need people to determine which enterprise and/or customer-facing applications should be adapted or developed specifically for mobile devices.
6. Business Relationship Managers. For several years, CIOs have sought business relationship managers who report into the IT organization, but who work for specific business units or functions inside the company to ensure they have the IT resources they need, says Heller.
"What's different today is the rate at which companies need these people," she adds. "Because of cloud and consumerization, in some companies the business can work directly with the service provider and get an app for their business without even talking to the CIO. CIOs need business relationship managers to maintain some degree of control and understanding of everything that's happening across the business."
Another difference between today's business relationship managers vs. yesteryears: Some CIOs are hiring them directly from the lines of business, rather than appointing someone from IT to serve as, say, the business relationship manager for the finance department, says Heller.