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Putting the CIO`s Role in Perspective

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 04-03-2008 Print


"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."

 Strongly Agree         20%

 Agree                     63%

 Disagree                 16%

 Strongly Disagree       1%

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.


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