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CIOs, CTOs shed yet more techie cred

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Nov. 8, 2011
Should any doubts linger, CIOs and CTOs are techies first no more.

Carter said it makes sense for him to handle both the CTO and CIO job functions because there is so much overlap between the technologies that EDGAR Online provides to its staff and customers. "As we move to software as a service, it's just a natural for me to handle the IT operations because instead of building two of everything, we want to build one of everything," he said.

Carter said he prefers the CTO title to the CIO title. "Being a CTO is a much more customer-focused and customer-facing role, and it's about producing things to sell," he said. "CIOs are focused on financial and other metrics. It's an inwardly facing role."

 

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