Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 02-04-2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Increasing enterprise growth
Technology: Analytics and business intelligence
Theoretically, analytics and business intelligence would help drive overall business growth.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Delivering operational results
Technology: Mobile technologies
On one side the business wants bottom line results, while from a technology perspective mobile has moved way up the IT agenda. Business wants bottom line results, while IT has moved mobile up on its agenda.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Reducing enterprise costs
Technology: Cloud computing
For a lot of IT organizations these two priorities go hand in hand.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Attracting and retaining new customers
Technology: Collaboration technologies
New customers are key to business growth, and collaboration keeps the cost of supporting those customers under control.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Improving IT application and infrastructure
Technology: Legacy modernization
These two issues mean the same thing in a many organizations.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Creating new products and services
Technology: IT management
Business rarely cares how IT is managed, but they need it to create new products and services.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Improving efficiency
Technology: CRM
Improving efficiency means dropping savings to the bottom line; IT is worried about how to deploy, manage and integrate CRM systems.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Attracting and retaining the workforce
Technology: Virtualization
The business needs the right talent; IT needs the talent to manage virtual machine deployments that get more complex with each passing day.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Implementing analytics and business intelligence
Technology: Security
While BI is the number one technology priority, business is less concerned about it. Security, meanwhile, is becoming less of an IT obsession.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013

Business: Expanding into new markets and geographies
Technology: ERP
Business wants to go global; IT wants to make sure the ERP system can support it.

Top Ten Business and IT Priorities for 2013