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

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-08-2011
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Flat budgets

Flat budgets

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

Cloud computing ranks No. 1 on the CIO technology priority list for the year, according to a Gartner Research report, "Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda." The report is based on survey responses from 2,014 CIOs in 50 countries, as well as interviews conducted by Gartner analysts with leading CIOs. In fact, Gartner predicts an enterprise boom in cloud computing adoption in the coming years. Mobile technologies and virtualization are also top priorities for CIOs. These solutions dovetail with the top three business drivers: Increasing enterprise growth; attracting and retaining new customers; and reducing enterprise costs. Read on for more highlights from the report:



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