Is your CEO an ally or an enemy? Even more importantly – do you have enough information to be sure of the answer? It’s more important than ever for the CIO and the CEO to have a strong business relationship. After all, IT and the business are more integrated and demand more alignment than ever. But balancing what the CEO as the customer wants and what the CEO needs is a difficult venture for the CIO. The CIO must create, Article author Arun Gupta explains, a strong team which allows for a more communicative, trust driven relationship between the two executives. It’s through this expansion that the CIO and the CEO will be able to grow the business.