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Chief Information Officers

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Over the past few decades, the importance of computer technology and the Internet has increased rapidly. The Internet, which did not exist in its current form until 1983, is now an integral part of nearly all business. It allows companies to conduct transactions in a matter of seconds, and people all over the world now rely on the World Wide Web as a quick resource on everything from education and current events to shopping and the stock market.

Because of this boom in the use and importance of computers and the Internet, workers must constantly be updated about changes in technology. It is the job of the chief information officer to make sure that all technology runs smoothly in an office, and that no workers are in the dark when it comes to the company's computer systems. The position of chief information officer, though a relatively new job title, has quickly risen in importance and prestige and is firmly established among the top executive positions available in the business world.

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