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see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial OrganizationsAmerican Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
(AFL-CIO), a federation of autonomous labor unions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and U.S.
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CIO

CIO

(Chief Information Officer) The executive in charge of information processing in an organization. All systems design, development and datacenter operations fall under CIO jurisdiction. CIOs have demanding jobs as information systems in an organization are often taken for granted until something breaks down. The CIO is responsible for explaining to executive management the complex nightmare this industry has gotten itself into over the past 50 years and why equipment must be constantly retrofitted or replaced. Justifying new expenditures can be a difficult part of the job.

CIOs are also involved in creating business opportunities through information technology, although in larger companies this is often the role of the chief technology officer (CTO). Collaborating with other executives, CIOs work at the core of business development within the organization. See CTO, job descriptions and salary survey.
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CIO conferences are known for uniting leading IT executives and building a captivating agenda that sparks conversations," said Adam Dennison, vice president and publisher, CIO.
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After a long period during which the CIO had been operating independently, CFO Steve McBrayer has forced discipline on the IT group by requiring each project to be justified by two criteria: how well it serves customers and its cost benefits to the overall business.
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Financial Executives International (FEI) and the Society for Information Management[R] (SIM)--the preeminent organizations for CFOs and CIOs, respectively--have teamed up this year to present a joint conference for CFOs, CIOs, and financial and IT executives.
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CIOs are one of the few groups of executives who have a real 'helicopter' view of the enterprise, and their executive colleagues are now realizing how valuable that is.
The CEO must act as the captain; the CIO must function as both a change agent and an organizational architect - a "business partner" in a very real and practical sense.
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