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:
Based on the results of its findings, Gartner says IT budgets will not achieve their 2008 highs in again until 2014.
This article was originally published on 02-08-2011