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About Career as a Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a job title for the head of information technology within an organization. The CIO typically reports to either the chief financial officer or, in IT-centered organizations, to the chief executive officer.

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 infrastructure and network access, and with identifying and exploiting the enterprise's knowledge resources. Many CIOs head the enterprise's efforts to integrate the Internet and the World Wide Web into both its long-term strategy and its immediate business plans.

 

Career Prospects of Career as a Chief Information Officer

The prominence of the CIO position has risen greatly as information technology has become a more important part of business. The CIO may be a member of the executive board of the organization. While the CIO job title originated in the US, is slowly replacing IT Director as the senior IT executive title in Europe and Asia.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Chief Information Officer

While no specific qualification is typical of CIOs in general, historically many CIOs have degrees in computer science, software engineering, or information systems. CIOs are increasingly gaining an MBA to strengthen their business management skills. More recently CIOs' leadership capabilities, business acumen and strategic perspectives have taken precedence over technical skills. It is now quite common for CIOs to be appointed from the business side of the organization, especially if they have project management skills.

A CIO needs a solid foundation in information technology, project management, and business management. As such, some of the common components of a successful CIO might include the following:

  • Project Management
  • PMP Certification
  • MBA Programs
  • MIS Degrees
  • CIS Degrees
  • Information Technology Certifications

 

 

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Chief Information Officer

  • i am finished computer science(bcs).what do for cio Posted By : vardhman, on 04-06-2011 20:06:24 Report Abuse

  • i am 12 th exam passed in 2011 with 77 percentage i like best greduation line Posted By : manisha , on 27-05-2011 11:54:55 Report Abuse

  • Please forward me all the details about CIO on my email id. Posted By : PRIYA VARTAK, on 07-04-2011 01:03:27 Report Abuse

  • Please forward me the details on my email id. I have around 9 yrs expereice in IT. Posted By : Ajay, on 01-04-2011 11:34:11 Report Abuse

  • Hi, I wish to know more about this. I have around 8 yrs experiece in IT. Regards Ajay Posted By : Ajay, on 01-04-2011 11:33:09 Report Abuse

  • Hi, I wish to know more about the course. I have around 8+ yrs IT experience. Regards Ajay Mobile - +919010782823 Posted By : Ajay, on 01-04-2011 11:31:47 Report Abuse

  • cn i do this course after 10+2. Posted By : Jaydeep, on 16-03-2011 03:28:08 Report Abuse

  • Query : Carrier as a chief information officer Bachelors of Commerce Higher Diploma In Software Engineering. IBM global certification. NIIT Certificate In Java Programming NIIT Certificate In Advanced Java Graduate Diploma in Business Information management and systems – La Trobe University Australia (Australian Computer Society recognized) 7 years business experience Posted By : Mun, on 03-02-2011 08:56:50 Report Abuse

  • Dear SIr Query: on career as a chief information officer Bachelors of Commerce Higher Diploma In Software Engineering. IBM global certification. NIIT Certificate In Java Programming NIIT Certificate In Advanced Java Graduate Diploma in Business Information management and systems – La Trobe University Australia (Australian Computer Society recognized) 7 years business experience working as Partner kindly tell me the careers suitable for me. Posted By : Mun, on 03-02-2011 08:53:55 Report Abuse

  • I have completed Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology and am currently doing MBA in finance.I would like to know what are the careers that would be suitable where i could apply my knowledge of IT and finance and what are additional certifications i would require for aforesaid career. Posted By : Nereus Barretto, on 11-09-2010 15:49:18 Report Abuse

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