- Chief Information Officer (CIO) Oversees all uses of IT and ensures the strategic alignment of IT with business goals and objectives.
Broad CIO functions include :
- Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Responsible for ensuring the throughput, speed, accuracy, availability, and reliability of IT.
- Chief Security Officer (CSO)
Responsible for ensuring the security of IT systems.
- Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)
Responsible for ensuring the ethical and legal use of information.
- Chief Knowledge Office (CKO)
Responsible for collecting, maintaining, and distributing the organization's knowledge.
The Gap Between Business Personnel and IT Personnel :
- Business personnel possess expertise in functional areas such as marketing, accounting, and sales.
- IT personnel have the technological expertise.
- This typically causes a communications gap between the business personnel and IT personnel.
- Business personnel must seek to increase their understanding of the business.
- It is the responsibility of the CIO to ensure effective communication between business personnel and IT personnel.
The principles and standards that guide our behavior toward other people.
- Privacy ( major ethical issue ) The right to be left alone when you want to be, to have control over your own personal possessions, and not to be observed without your consent.
- Issues affected by technology advances : => intellectual property - intangible creative work that is embodied in physical form. => copyright - the legal protection afforded an expression of an idea, such as a song, video games, and some types of proprietary documents. => fair use doctrine - in certain situations, it is legal to use copyrighted material. => pirated software - the unauthorized use, duplication, or sale of copyrighted software. => counterfeit software - software that is manufactured to look like real thing.
The protection of information from accidental or intentional misuse by persons inside or outside an organization.