Top Concerns of Today's CIOs

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-14-2015 Email

CIOs have a lot on their minds these days: Their CEOs and other C-suite colleagues are constantly pushing them to come up with the Next Great Disruptive Innovation, while their CFOs are telling them to keep spending in check. Their organization's employees are introducing an assortment of new devices and applications to the network-often inviting cyber-security risks and business process disruptions. Meanwhile, CIOs struggle to recruit IT staffers who bring the right skill sets to the right position-only to see them poached by competitors who can offer more money and benefits. All of this translates to the modern CIO emerging as the ultimate change manager-he must combine IT knowledge with business savvy to respond effectively to rapid market and tech shifts. To further illustrate, Janco Associates has come up with the following top 10 list of CIO concerns, speaking to an ever-changing landscape of trends, including cyber-security, cloud computing, consolidation, big data/analytics and mobility. The rankings are based upon a Janco-conducted survey that involve 110 CIOs.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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