Research Slideshow: Enterprise IT: What Your Colleagues Really ThinkBy Don Reisinger | Posted 01-23-2011
A whopping 94% of respondents say that IT is important to the future strategy of their organizations.
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.
The majority of respondents -- 52.3% -- agree (but do not strongly agree) that IT investment is important in creating value for operations.
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77%Approximately 77% of respondents feel IT service levels meet their company's business needs.
More than eight in 10 respondents believe IT is currently supporting their companies' business strategies.
One fifth of respondents either do not believe or simply don't know if their IT components are helping improve business regulation and compliance.
About 77% of respondents at large organizations (500 or more employees) say the head of IT is a member of their senior management team.
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.
All told, 28.1% of respondents say their companies do not put the head of IT in a senior-management position.
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).
Within the next 12 months, nearly 46% of respondents expect to invest in "major IT system implementations or upgrades."
"IT cost reduction initiatives" will be implemented in the next 12 months, according to 45.3% of respondents.