Difference between CTO and CIO

Sahil AroraSahil Arora Banned Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
Please anyone tell me the difference between CIO and CTO Officers,what they are and what they do Actually.

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  • qcomerqcomer Member Posts: 142
    Terms differ from company to company, what really matters is the job description until you get up to major organizations.

    For instance - some companies will hire a server admin and call them a Technology Directory/CTO/CIO, etc while others will call them an IT Manager.
  • XcluzivXcluziv Member Posts: 513
    Here is an article from TechReupublic that gives the distinction between the two. Some things are one in the same but gives a few differences in the job roles

    Sanity check: What's the difference between CIO and CTO? | TechRepublic

    Chief Information Officer
    • Serves as the company’s top technology infrastructure manager
    • Runs the organization’s internal IT operations
    • Works to streamline business processes with technology
    • Focuses on internal customers (users and business units)
    • Collaborates and manages vendors that supply infrastructure solutions
    • Aligns the company’s IT infrastructure with business priorities
    • Developers strategies to increase the company’s bottom line (profitability)
    • Has to be a skilled and organized manager to be successful
    Chief Technology Officer
    • Serves as the company’s top technology architect
    • Runs the organization’s engineering group
    • Uses technology to enhance the company’s product offerings
    • Focuses on external customers (buyers)
    • Collaborates and manages vendors that supply solutions to enhance the company’s product(s)
    • Aligns the company’s product architecture with business priorities
    • Develops strategies to increase the company’s top line (revenue)
    • Has to be a creative and innovative technologist to be successful
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