We have an overflowing abundance of information in the world. We’ve been computerizing and digitizing everything under the sun for decades. When that wasn’t enough, we put all that data online when the Internet arrived. And it continued to grow and became “big” and then really, really “big.”
But throughout all of that remarkable change, a surprising amount of that information never met its neighbors across the database street or on the next application block.
Chief Information Officer
Early on, we gave a title to the people who managed all of this data… we call them Chief Information Officers and they are a powerful part of every enterprise for good reason. But what if the techniques, technologies and challenges of the times made information by itself not all that meaningful? We’d need to change the title to something more relevant.
Knowing this is true, we have a title that perfectly describes what CIO should really stand for: Chief Integration Officer.
Chief Integration Officer
Data that sits by itself or isn’t married up with relevant information can’t be used to make decisions, avoid risk or capitalize on opportunities. We can only achieve these goals when systems are integrated in a way that allows data to flow, combine, and reveal its patterns to us. We call that capability “integration.”
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