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Mar 27 2013   7:55PM GMT

Community FAQ: What you need to know about the CIO

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

For many companies, the CIO (Chief Information Officer) is the most important figure. Answering only to the CEO, the CIO constantly plans and develops strategies based on new information technology and systems that come to light. Many of their duties include: Reworking existing business processes, identifying new tools for the enterprise and integrating software platforms and applications.

It’s not easy being a CIO, as the job always changes. Last year, the SearchCIO editorial team discussed how the role of a CIO  is changing. Tell us if you agree with their analysis in the comments below.

Here are some of the most active conversations on CIO topics on

View all CIO discussions in the community.

Several ITKE bloggers have also given their insight on CIOs:

  • Are you happy being a CIO? by Arun Gupta (Oh I See! Getting CIOs to view their jobs from a different angle)
    Since the role of a CIO is examined on a day-to-day basis, Arun Gupta examines if CIOs are actually happy with their jobs.
  • Why CIOs must embrace social media users by Wendy Schuchart (CIO Symmetry)
    Wendy Schuchart talks about why its essential for CIOs to embrace social media users and how they can make their strategy more visible.

For regular coverage of the industry from TechTarget staff, be sure to bookmark the TotalCIO, CIO Symmetry and Oh I See blogs.

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