CIO Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing CIO strategy and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • D

    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 a product or service into an established industry that performs better and, generally, at a lower cost than existing offerings, thereby displacing the market leaders in that particular market space and transforming the industry.

  • 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.

  • e-procurement (supplier exchange)

    E-procurement is the business-to-business purchase and sale of supplies and services over the Internet.

  • e-services (electronic services)

    E-services, a business concept developed by Hewlett Packard (HP), is the idea that the World Wide Web is moving beyond e-business and e-commerce (that is, completing sales on the Web) into a new phase where many business services can be provided for a business or consumer using the Web.

  • e-speak

    E-speak is an open software platform designed by HP to facilitate the delivery of e-services (electronic services) over the Internet.

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