CIO Definitions

  • D

    digital disruption

    Digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services.

  • digital economy

    The digital economy is the worldwide network of economic activities, commercial transactions and professional interactions that are enabled by information and communications technologies.

  • digital enterprise

    Digital enterprise is an organization that leverages digital technology as a competitive advantage in its internal and external operations.

  • digital labor

    Digital labor is work performed by robotic automation technology.

  • digital leadership

    Digital leaders work in much the same way as a chief financial officer (CFO), a director of human resources or a chief operations officer (COO) works; they need to assure interested parties that the assets for which they are responsible maintain maximum value.

  • digital rights management (DRM)

    Digital rights management (DRM) is a systematic approach to copyright protection for digital media. (Continued)

  • digital strategy (digital media strategy)

    A digital strategy is a blueprint for managing customer-facing information technology (IT) initiatives. It requires marketing and IT to work together closely.

  • digital transformation (DX)

    Digital transformation (DX) is the reworking of the products, processes and strategies within an organization by leveraging current technologies.

  • disruptive innovation

    Disruptive innovation is the introduction of new technologies, products or services in an effort to promote change and gain advantage over the competition. In this context, the word disruptive does not mean to interrupt or cause disorder -- it means to replace. 

  • distributed ledger technology (DLT)

    Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a digital system for recording the transaction of assets in which the transactions and their details are recorded in multiple places at the same time.

  • dot-com bubble

    The dot-com bubble, also referred to as the Internet bubble, refers to the period between 1995 and 2000 when investors pumped money into Internet-based startups in the hopes that these fledgling companies would soon turn a profit.

  • E

    e-brokerage

    An e-brokerage is a brokerage house that allows you to buy and sell stocks and obtain investment information from its Web site.

  • e-business (electronic business)

    E-business (electronic business) is the conduct of business processes on the Internet.

  • e-commerce (electronic commerce or EC)

    Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, is the transmission of funds or data via the iInternet or another electronic network to facilitate business processes such as the purchase/sales of goods and services. These e-commerce activities include transactions between businesses, businesses and consumers, and between individual consumers.

  • e-form (electronic form)

    An e-form (electronic form) is a computer program version of a paper form.

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