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ALSO CALLED: CIO, Chief Information Officers
DEFINITION: Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a job title commonly given to the person in an enterprise responsible for the information technology and computer systems that support enterprise goals. As information technology and systems have become more important, the CIO has come to be viewed in many organizations as a key contributor in formulating strategic goals. In many companies, the CIO reports directly  … 
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CIOs White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Cybersecurity and Data Protection: What Every Board of Directors Should Know
sponsored by Raytheon|Websense
WHITE PAPER: This document presents a non-technical overview of cybersecurity and provides recommendations for board members wishing to keep their organization safe.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015


Accelerating Business Transformation Through IT Innovation
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This report uses survey results and IT leaders' insights to discuss what's keeping businesses from embracing IT innovation, and what can be done to get around these barriers.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Dimension Data

Security Essentials for CIO's: Responding to Inevitable Incident
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists a seven-step process that will help you ensure that your security team knows exactly what to do when an incident occurs.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Security Essentials for CIO's: Establishing a Department of Yes
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a five-step process for enterprise security that allows you to encourage business innovation without putting your business at risk.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2012


Developing a Cap-and-Grow Strategy—and 14 Best Practices
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a rich set of collaboration tools, enabling you to employ a cap-and-grow strategy for your enterprise utilizing UC&C. Read on here to key into 14 best practices for deploying communications tools.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Polycom, Inc.

Top 10 Caveats Mobile IT Admins Need to Know about Windows 10
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Previously separate OS versions are converging onto a unified platform. Download the easy-to-digest infographic for a list of the top 10 things you need to know about Windows 10 to keep pace with industry updates...and your peers.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015


Gartner Symposium 2015: Lead IT into the Future
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover how this year's Gartner Symposium can help you take advantage of the latest technological developments and lead your business to success.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015


Avoiding Audit Surprises: Why License Compliance is a C-level Issue
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how to optimize long-term license management and relieve your IT staff of manual tasks.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


The Changing Role of IT and What to Do About It
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This research report explains just how important IT is within a business. Read now to learn how the CIO role is changing and how to plan for the future.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

CA Technologies.

How the Hybrid Cloud Transforms IT Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive, 27-page e-book explores a hybrid cloud solution that automates and makes infrastructure management simpler so IT leaders can take a more proactive approach to meeting business needs.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014


How to Successfully Navigate a Software Audit
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the top 3 critical aspects of software audits, along with 5 steps to guide you through successfully navigating an audit.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015


How to align supply and demand of your IT services
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives you tips for gaining complete visibility into IT costs, and it models this process by explaining how you can make money-driven decisions about cloud adoption.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2014


The CXO’s Guide to Managing Expansion... While Controlling Costs & Compliance Considerations
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This resource will help your executive level team get their IT infrastructure ready for expansion while remaining compliant and controlling cost.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 Jun 2015


The Customer-Experience Mandate: Build Lasting Engagement with Better Websites
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: The following report will help CIOs, IT leaders, and senior technologists understand how to satisfy the digital customer. Discover which tools are essential for delivering the ultimate web-based customer experience.
Posted: 21 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Steps for Setting Up a Community Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a community cloud service, which sets up a private cloud in a limited environment designed for similar organizations with the same tech and regulatory requirements.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Dimension Data

Data Center Evolution in the Era of the Cloud
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: In this report, you'll learn from executives and technology experts about the key challenges they are facing with their data centers in the era of the cloud. Read on to find out how they are addressing them with help from technologies such as virtualization, automation, managed services, and more.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Dimension Data

Redefine Your Retail Experience: Buy Into the New Style of Business
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Ecommerce is about to go brick-and-mortar. Learn how physical stores can fight back with new technologies and analytics.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Shifting Gears in the Automotive Industry: Racing to the New Style of Business
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Advanced manufacturing will change the auto industry. Learn how they will harness and process data for large gains.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Banking on the New Style of Business: Shaping the Bank of the Future
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Half of businesses will be a digital business within 24 months. Find out how this new style is impacting banks.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 05 Jun 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

CIO Spotlight 3 Ways a Next-generation Email Archive Delivers True Business Value
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out why it is crucial for CIOs to implement an enterprise-class email archiving system. Read on to learn how email archiving not only protects data, but also plays a key role in reaching overall business value objectives.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015


At-a-Glance: How CIOs are Responding to End-User Computing Complexity
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the top five desktop and mobile computing challenges faced by IT pros within their organizations. Discover seven approaches that CIOs are embracing to cope with these end-user computing management challenges.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


4 Factors Forcing IT to Modernize End-User Computing
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the top four end-user trends that are forcing IT to modernize end-user computing. Also, discover expert advice from CIOs as they share best practices for end-user computing management – even when time and budget are tight.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


The Cloud at Your Pace
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for the 8 top cloud concerns and learn how you can address them, while minimizing your risks, and moving to the cloud at your own pace.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015


The CIO's Top Three Priorities
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: A Google study found that 84% of consumers use search browsers on their phones while shopping in stores. If organisations ignore these types of consumer demands and preferences, they risk losing business to competitors. Explore this white paper to see how intelligence, integration, and integrity technologies help CIOs achieve goals and avert risk.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Information Builders

How Mobility and Analytics Are Redefining Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how the convergence of mobility and analytics within modern enterprises can improve decision-making, enable collaboration, drive faster results, and more.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

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CIOS DEFINITION (continued): …  to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In some companies, the CIO sits on the executive board. Typically, the CIO in a large enterprise delegates technical decisions to employees more familiar with details. Usually, a CIO proposes the information technology an enterprise will need to achieve its goals and then works within a budget to implement the plan. Ask your CIO questions at ITKnowledgeExchange.comTypically, a CIO is involved with analyzing and reworking existing business processes, with identifying and developing the capability to use new tools, with reshaping the enterprise's physical … 
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