IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-13-2012

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT can be a key component of a company’s success. In fact, 20% more of high-performing companies, as opposed to average-performing firms, told Juniper Networks that IT plays a critical role in their financial performance.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

11 percent more of high-performing companies, as opposed to average-performing firms, found that IT helped them identify new market opportunities.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

60% of respondents say IT will be very closely or somewhat closely involved in the development of new products and services.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

What’s IT’s best function? According to 42% of respondents, it’s “efficient execution of general business processes.”

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

20% of respondents say that IT is “somewhat prepared or very unprepared” to aid a company in its business growth.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

Only 5% say they have been able to work with the IT side to develop a “competitive strategy.”

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

One-third of respondents say information analysis will receive the most tech investment in the next three years.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

31% believes the most IT investments will be in business process management. The cloud and mobile devices trail with 29% and 26%, respectively.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

What top tech trends are driving investments? It’s a tie: 31% say information sharing through networks and the adoption of mobile devices.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth

One other trend affecting the enterprise and IT investment: the growing impact of connected devices and integrated systems.

IT Aids in Company Efficiency and Business Growth