Most CIOs Report 'A Major IT Transformation'

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 04-08-2014 Email

According to a survey by global consulting firm Protiviti, 63 percent of CIOs and IT professionals say "a major IT transformation" is happening in their organizations due to efforts to deliver added value, enhance business performance, and increased security. The Protiviti survey, "2014 IT Priorities Survey," also reveals that the roles of CIOs are shifting from supportive functions and more toward integrated aspects of overall business strategy and operations. "More so than in prior years, IT departments are not only altering their structures, they are transforming their fundamental mission," says Protiviti Managing Director Kurt Underwood. "The IT function's objective is evolving from simply responding to last year's technology requests to helping shape aspects of business strategy." The report is based on 1,100 respondents who include CIOs, IT VPs, and IT directors, most of whom live in North America. More than half the respondents work in public companies and represent all industry sectors as well as private, government, and not-for-profit organizations. To read the report, click here

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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