IT Management Slideshow: What Business Managers Really Think of IT

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 06-22-2009

What Business Managers Really Think of IT

1. Nearly 75% of business leaders believe IT investments create value.

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2. 54% say there are barriers to the business seeing a full return on IT investments.

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3. Top barriers preventing full return on IT investments:- Difficulties implementing applications (37%)- Culture of the organization (20%)- Lack of skill base (16%)- Fear of change (7%)- Lack of training (5%)- Do not know (18%)

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4. 32% of executives say IT informs the business about new technology to a significant or great extent.

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5. 73% say the IT department performs in line with or out-performs expectations, with the bulk reporting baseline performance.

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6. About 58% of respondents said the CIO is a member of the executive team, and of those 87% said the CIO's views were equal with others on the team.

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7. 12% of respondents said CIOs report to the CEO and 23% report to the board.

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8. The largest percentage of organizations interviewed—42%—said CIOs report to the CFO.

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9. 37% of those surveyed said that IT is routinely on the board agenda.

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10. When boards do talk technology, they are most likely to discuss day-to-day operational performance. Just under 60% of respondents put the topic at the top of their list.

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11. 36% of those surveyed said the board's top concern is the role of IT in future business success and even fewer—just 30%—listed the contribution of IT to innovation as a hot board topic.

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12. The marginalization of IT innovation may have to do with executive attitudes toward IT's role, ITGI and PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports. 22% of executives said they believe IT's contribution to business innovation is very important, while 50% rated IT's contribution to business efficiency very important.

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