CIOs Face Internal Hurdles in Innovation Efforts

CIOs Face Internal Hurdles in Innovation Efforts

Top Tech PrioritiesTop Tech Priorities

Cloud adoption: 31%, Security: 23%, Networking, infrastructure: 22%, Big data analytics: 18%, BYOD, mobile: 6%

Stuck in NeutralStuck in Neutral

At least six of 10 CIOs and other tech execs describe their organizations as “reactive” at best—if not passive or “stuck at the gate”—when it comes to tech innovation.

Communication BreakdownCommunication Breakdown

More than 55% describe their company’s ability to communicate technology changes as “fair” or “poor.”

Information GapInformation Gap

Nearly two-thirds say their organizations are only “fair” or “poor” at documenting, retaining and putting “tribal knowledge” about technology to use.

Stalled ProgressStalled Progress

More than one-half describe their companies as “slow” at best—if not “shaky” or “shameful”—in delivering new IT initiatives.

Biggest Tech Adoption RoadblocksBiggest Tech Adoption Roadblocks

Difficulties in engaging and training employees: 35%, Lack of management support: 32%, Inability to customize to specific needs: 28%

Growth IncentiveGrowth Incentive

82% say it’s “important” or “critical” for their organization to help them develop their skills and expand their knowledge base.

Major PlayersMajor Players

Six of 10 CIOs and other tech execs say the CIO and IT department are viewed as “important” or “critical” within the organization.

Healthy AppetiteHealthy Appetite

Nearly 60% say their companies are either “hungry” or “starving” when it comes to embracing new ways to pursue tech solutions.

Tech Know-HowTech Know-How

47% describe their organization’s execs as either “pretty good” or “inspiring” in terms of their own proper use of technology.

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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