IT Management Slideshow: Innovate or Save Money? The CIO Balancing Act

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-07-2011

Top three issues for CIOs (percent respondents):

Saving costs (67%)Increasing operational efficiencies (65%)

Top three issues for CIOs (percent respondents):

67%

67% of CIO respondents feel IT is fundamental to competitiveness. (Only half of non-IT managers polled feel the same way.)

67%

30%

Less than a third (30%) of CIOs polled see IT as a commodity, compared with more than 51% of non-IT managers surveyed.

30%

50%

50% of CIO respondents say they now sit on their company's operational board or management team.

50%

34%

Only 34% of CIO respondents say they've achieved anything close to their innovation potential.

34%

70%

More than 70% of CIO respondents within retail and financial services industries say they are focused more on innovation than on utility.

70%

25%

Less than 25% of CIO respondents within the construction and engineering industries say they are primarily focused on innovation.

25%

39%

39% of CIO respondents report budget growth over the past 12 months.

39%

22%

Only 22% of CIO respondents say they are deploying cloud computing for core business purposes.

22%