Research Slideshow: Enterprise IT: What Your Colleagues Really Think

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-23-2011

94%

A whopping 94% of respondents say that IT is important to the future strategy of their organizations.

94%

58%

IT is considered "very important" to 58% of respondents in organizations where the role of IT is proactive, researchers found. That figure drops to 46% of respondents in organizations where the role of IT is reactive.

58%

52.3%

The majority of respondents -- 52.3% -- agree (but do not strongly agree) that IT investment is important in creating value for operations.

52.3%

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77%Approximately 77% of respondents feel IT service levels meet their company's business needs.

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86%

More than eight in 10 respondents believe IT is currently supporting their companies' business strategies.

86%

20%

One fifth of respondents either do not believe or simply don't know if their IT components are helping improve business regulation and compliance.

20%

77%

About 77% of respondents at large organizations (500 or more employees) say the head of IT is a member of their senior management team.

77%

66%

About two-thirds of respondents at companies with fewer than 500 employees say their organization has the head of IT on the senior management team.

66%

28.1%

All told, 28.1% of respondents say their companies do not put the head of IT in a senior-management position.

28.1%

Proactive IT

When the head of IT is in senior management, the company's IT arm is far more likely to be proactive (80% of respondents) than if the head of IT is not in senior management (19% of respondents).

Proactive IT

45%

Within the next 12 months, nearly 46% of respondents expect to invest in "major IT system implementations or upgrades."

45%

Cost Reductions

"IT cost reduction initiatives" will be implemented in the next 12 months, according to 45.3% of respondents.

Cost Reductions