The IT Rich Get Richer

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 12-09-2013 Email

The gap is widening between those organizations that know how to get the most business value of IT and those that don't view IT as a strategic imperative. The latest version of the annual High Performance IT survey of 202 CIOs conducted by Accenture finds that of the organizations that are high performers, when it comes to using IT to drive the business suggest, most of them are focusing their IT investments on improving customer interactions. In its "High Performers in IT: Defined by Digitial" report, Accenture defines a high performer IT organization using 67 indicators, of which only 13 of the 202 CIOs surveyed were able to meet. By and large, those 13 high performer CIOs are more successful when it comes to employing emerging technologies to create material business advantages. Right now, those high performer IT organizations are squarely focused on mobile computing applications today and making an orderly transition to the cloud computing tomorrow. What's changing now is that as companies continue to evolve into digital businesses, those that master the technologies that enable the business to become digital are starting to enjoy a multiplier effect that will make it hard for rivals to ever catch up.

Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.


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