chief information officer (CIO)

  

Definition

Executive responsible for development, implementation, and operation of a firm's information technology policy. He or she oversees all information systems infrastructure within the organization, and is responsible for establishing information related standards to facilitate management control over all corporate resources.

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  • You may want to have a chief information officer that you can rely on always trying to find things out for you.

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  • We had to talk to the chief information officer and that made us all nervous because we did not know who he was.

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  • The software engineer reported the bug to the chief information officer who then took the servers down to repair the problem.

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