IT Struggles with Priorities
IT decision-makers have trouble defining and executing their priorities as security concerns loom large.
Only 57% of respondents said they can clearly define and execute IT priorities, but 75% do have a formal IT strategy.
Those IT decision-makers possessing an IT strategy are twice as likely to execute IT priorities.
Aside from budgets, respondents struggled most with security concerns (34%), diverse business requirements (27%), and too many different opinions (25%).
63% of respondents said that to meet their organization’s goals, they currently spend on maintenance, whereas 37% said they spend on new technologies.
Respondents said that in 2020, they expect to spend 56% of their budgets on maintenance and 44% on new technologies.
49% of respondents said they want improvements like next-generation firewalls, advanced endpoint protection, email security, and identity and access management.
Only 13% of respondents have all the consumer technology they need. To improve employee productivity with technology, 40% said they want faster networks, and 35% want mobile devices.
Respondents said that they expect success in the future through cloud management software and platforms, predictive analytics and the Internet of Things.