Putting the CIO`s Role in Perspective
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"The job of chief information officer ... will [be to] identify, collect and manage information as a resource, set corporate information policy, and affect all office and distributed systems."
─ William Synott, senior vice president, the First National Bank of Boston, in 1980, in the first use in an IT setting of the phrase "chief information officer."
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Synott's summation, while groundbreaking, is almost 30 years old. Still, CIOs identify strongly with the belief that their jobs, while changing, still entail several core elements.