Equip a company with the fastest and best technology.
What does a Chief Information Officer do?
It’s the job of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to make sure an organization has the best, the fastest, and the most reliable technology.
As a CIO, your biggest focus is on managing the technology that’s needed to run your company. To do this, you evaluate the needs of each department and determine the best ways meet their business objectives through technology—including computer, web, phone, and software programs. In short, you’re a problem solver.
You also function as a manger. Depending on the size of your company, you may supervise the hiring and performance of all the people who work in the information department. You also ensure that the company is legally compliant in its information technology (IT) practices.
Another large responsibility is ensuring that company information doesn’t get lost or stolen. You appraise data backup and recovery policies, and keep tabs on the quality of your security software and protocols.
CIOs usually have expertise in many areas of technology—like software engineering and information systems—but it’s your leadership and problem-solving skills that will really get you noticed!