Research Slideshow: CIO Priorities for 2010

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 09-28-2009

CIO Priorities for 2010

1. The sour economy will still play a role in IT decision-making in 2010. The top priority for CIOs: business productivity and cost reduction.

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2. Even as organizations continue to look for cuts, they need to keep supporting the business. The second priority cited was IT and business alignment.

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3. As CIOs look across the business in anticipation of economic recovery, business agility and speed to market ranked as the third priority.

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4. Organizations need to make reduced budgets work, so business process reengineering made it to number four.

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5. Sensing a familiar theme? The fifth ranked priority was IT cost reduction.

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6. CIOs voted IT reliability and efficiency as the sixth highest priority.

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7. Just focusing on tactical and operational concerns will hobble IT departments as they try to keep up with business needs. Thus CIOs voted IT strategic planning number seven.

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8. IT doesn't have to be just a cost center. CIOs say coming up with revenue-generating IT innovations is their number eight top priority.

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9. Security breaches can put a major dent in the bottom line, and also in the company's brand. CIOs say security and privacy concerns are their ninth most important priority.

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10. Where does the CIO stand within the grand scheme of the organization? Many executives wonder, placing the CIO leadership role in the number 10 slot.

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