Why IT Leaders Have Too Little Time for Innovation

Why IT Leaders Have Too Little Time for Innovation

Why IT Leaders Have Too Little Time for InnovationWhy IT Leaders Have Too Little Time for Innovation

IT leaders and staff spend far more time maintaining current technology than innovating. This, along with limited budgets, is restraining technology advances.

Priority FailurePriority Failure

61% of IT’s time is spent “keeping the lights on,” said the IT pros and decision-makers surveyed, and just 28% is dedicated to innovation, and only 11% is devoted to training and development.

Taxing EffortTaxing Effort

61% said that current strategies to manage modernization requirements are limiting other innovation efforts.

Static SituationStatic Situation

Less than half of the IT pros surveyed said they’re seeing increasing tech budgets throughout a wide range of core investment areas.

Sound InvestmentSound Investment

Companies that have spent at least 15% of their global revenue on IT have integrated an average of 38% of their tech systems enterprise-wide, while those spending no more than 5% on IT have integrated an average of 19%.

Opposing Perspectives, Part IOpposing Perspectives, Part I

The CIOs surveyed believe that, on average, 43% of their systems are fully integrated enterprise-wide, but vice presidents of IT said that, on average, just 22% are fully integrated.

Opposing Perspectives, Part IIOpposing Perspectives, Part II

77% of the CISOs surveyed said security plays a factor in tech adoption decisions, but only 44% of CIOs agreed.

Top IT ChallengesTop IT Challenges

Changing tech infrastructure and cloud options: 47%,
Remaining secure: 43%,
Ensuring mobility: 40%,
Meeting demands on IT from the business: 37%,
Maintaining and upgrading applications: 36%,
Dealing with the lack of staffing resources: 35%

Prominent VoiceProminent Voice

74% of the IT pros and decision-makers surveyed said IT plays a “very important” role in influencing business strategy, and 27% said IT’s role is “critical.”

Stealth DeploymentStealth Deployment

84% said shadow IT occurs in their organization, and 45% said it takes place in a majority of departments at their company.

DIYDIY

59% of the IT pros and decision-makers surveyed said their organization is building its own software in-house to customize apps in order to suit its requirements.

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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