Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Strategic Information Office (SIO)

The SIO is a business-unit-neutral information office whose role is to propagate the importance of enterprise information management to all business units, generate excitement for these initiatives, negotiate organizational and technological issues across the enterprise, and enforce implementation of and compliance with standards at all levels of the enterprise. Members of the SIO should have in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, both business and technology, with at least one representative from senior management.

The SIO is also known as the “office of the chief data officer (CDO).”

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