Research Slideshow: Gartner's CIO Agenda: Cloud Computing Tops the List

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-08-2011

Flat budgets

IT budgets are expected to increase by just 1% in 2011, compared to 2010.

Flat budgets

Wait for 2014

Based on the results of its findings, Gartner says IT budgets will not achieve their 2008 highs in again until 2014.

Wait for 2014

3%

Today, just 3% of respondents have "the majority of IT running in the cloud or on SaaS technologies."

3%

43%

In as little as four years, Gartner expects 43% of companies to have most of their IT efforts running in the cloud.

43%

Top priority

Due to that expected growth in cloud computing, Gartner ranks cloud computing as the No. 1 CIO tech priority in 2011.

Top priority

Virtualization

Investments in virtualization will be the No. 2 tech priority for CIOs in 2011, Gartner reports.

Virtualization

Mobile technologies

Investments in mobile technologies will prove to be No. 3 tech priority for CIOS in 2011, according to Gartner.

Mobile technologies

Untapped resources

The addition of Web-based services in companies could open up 35% to 50% of resources, Gartner reports.

Untapped resources

Straight to mobile

Companies competing with China-based firms beware: Gartner believes CIOs in that country will "leapfrog" technologies in the coming years and focus more of their efforts on "mobility- and services-type models," rather than traditional technologies.

Straight to mobile