How CIOs Really Feel about Technology

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-20-2014 Email

You live it. You breathe it. But do you actually like technology? Yes, apparently you do. At least that's the impression cast by a new survey from The Harris Poll. While you may spend your entire day immersed in pursuits of cloud, mobility, data analytics and other IT innovations, the research provides a welcome opportunity to take a step back and assess how you truly feel about the impact of it all upon society. And to add comparative value, the survey contrasts the responses of CIOs and other tech leaders to sentiments of the general U.S. population. Certainly, there are differences of opinion. But on topics such as tech's overall impact on our lives and its capacity to spark innovation and creativity, you'll be happy to see that perspectives are fairly positive overall. The majority of IT decision-makers and average Americans also feel that tech has improved the state of their social lives. (As for whether the incessant presence of gadgets and apps has become too much of a distraction … Well, even CIOs agree with other survey participants that this is becoming a problem.) A total of 315 IT decision-makers and, overall, 2,210 U.S. adults took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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