CIOs Face Bumpy Road to Strategic Leadership

CIOs Face Bumpy Road to Strategic Leadership

Growing InfluenceGrowing Influence

43% of global CIOs and IT directors believe that line-of-business managers will gain more power in terms of IT decisions over the next three to five years.

The Daily GrindThe Daily Grind

More than one-half say they spend at least 70% of their time on day-to-day management instead of strategic planning and initiatives.

Big WishBig Wish

45% would like to spend at least 70% of their time on strategic initiatives.

Clock ManagementClock Management

44% of CIOs say they’d have more time for strategic activities if they could streamline and optimize their IT infrastructure.

Strategic Functions That CIOs Want to Spend More Time OnStrategic Functions That CIOs Want to Spend More Time On

Business analytics: 42%, Mobile enterprise strategies: 33%, Cloud services: 18%

Top Tech Functions to Outsource:Top Tech Functions to Outsource:

Mobile Environment: 68%, Storage: 59%, Servers: 59%, Network services: 52%, Network infrastructure: 46%

Bigger ImpactBigger Impact

84% of global CIOs and IT decision-makers say enabling strategic goals is a great way to optimize their organizational impact.

Fiscal ConsiderationsFiscal Considerations

79% say their effectiveness should be measured by whether they make the best use of their IT budget, and 48% say they should be evaluated based on their ability to cut costs.

Maximum PotentialMaximum Potential

47% say it’s key for a CIO to maximize the life-cycle value of tech investments.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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