CIO

Short for Chief Information Officer, CIO is a job title given to someone within an enterprise who heads, at the executive board level, information technology within an organization. The CIO is largely responsible for the computer systems and the information technology (IT) that support the organization, and works within the organization’s budget to oversee the IT implementation, often reporting to the organization’s CFO (Chief Financial Officer). Within the organization, the job of a CIO is to overall derive greater demonstrable business value from IT spent. CIO is a job title that is most commonly used in the military, enterprise and larger business organizations.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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