Why IT Spending Is All About the Business

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-09-2016 Email

While most CIOs, IT execs and senior managers agree that it's important to link tech investments to key business outcomes, relatively few feel their organization does a very good job of doing so, according to a recent survey from Datalink. The report, titled "The Importance of Linking Business Outcomes to IT Investment Strategy," indicates that these leaders clearly believe that tech spending is all about supporting the business these days—as opposed to merely benefiting IT operations. To get more out of their buck here, companies are looking to streamline operational processes and launch standardization initiatives. With this, they expect to reap the ROI-generating rewards of enhanced IT security and operational efficiency, lowered overall costs, improved customer/client experiences and decreased risk. Other projects considered of high value include cloud/virtualization deployment, application performance management, process automation and data center infrastructure convergence. More than 100 CIOs, IT execs and senior-level managers took part in the research, which was conducted by IDG Research Services.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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