Careers Slideshow: CIO LinkedIn Groups: Our Eight Favorites

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-26-2010

CIO LinkedIn Groups: Our Eight Favorites

The Enterprise Architecture NetworkMembers: 47,764The Enterprise Architecture network is made up of CIOs, CTOs, enterprise architects, IT strategists, and more. Its founders describe it as a place for you and others to network and share ideas.

CIO LinkedIn Groups: Our Eight Favorites

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Senior Leadership GroupMembers: 17,821The Senior Leadership Group isn't a CIO-only group. According to the group's leaders, it's designed for C-level executives who want a "one-stop shop for senior candidates to get in touch with the right employers without making it public."

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The Linked CXO
Members:

9.771Like several other top IT-focused groups on LinkedIn, the Linked CXO is open to any C-level executive. The company's leaders say the group's focus is "on exchanging entrepreneurial ideas," including discussions on venture capital, sales, and more.

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E-Commerce Solutions
Members:

8,970If you're looking to learn more about e-commerce and implementing new processes related to this growing sector, then this is the group is for you. It's open to CIOs, IT staff, retailers, and others.

<a href=http://www.linkedin.com/groupsDirectory?itemaction=mclk&anetid=59616&impid=&pgkey=anet_search_results&actpref=anetsrch_name&trk=anetsrch_name&goback=%2Egdr_1286982644100_1 target=_blank> E-Commerce Solutions </a></b><br/><b>Members:

CIO Community
Members:

1,650Although it has fewer members than some of the other groups in this roundup, CIO Community attempts to network CIOs across a wide array of industries. The service is also open to senior executives who manage IT, but might not carry the CIO title.

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EVC Leaders
Members:

2,434EVC Leaders is limited to CIOs, IT executives, and IT professionals. According to the leaders' description of the group, it's designed for CIOs to "discuss issues and best practices for assessing and measuring the economic value of IT."

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CIO’s Forum
Members:

1,305As the name might suggest, CIO's Forum is a place where CIOs can discuss all kinds of topics with peers. In fact, the group's decription says that its aim is to "provide an environment where CIOs are comfortable to network and have in-depth candid discussions with peers."

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Technology Executives
Members:

1,227Technology Executives is made up primarily of CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs of Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies, the group's description says. The group's focus is to "connect the members, share any opportunities, exchange ideas, and increase networking within members."

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