Why Business Departments Choose Their Own Tech

Why Business Departments Choose Their Own Tech

Why Business Departments Choose Their Own TechWhy Business Departments Choose Their Own Tech

Most LOB units are now employing their own IT staffers, and CIOs regularly work with these LOB-based tech pros on strategic goals.

Positive FeedbackPositive Feedback

66% of global CIOs said their IT department does no less than a “good” job in delivering business outcomes.

Tech ExpansionTech Expansion

83% said that their organization’s line of business (LOB) department now employs its own IT staff.

Ongoing InteractionOngoing Interaction

41% said they work with LOB-based IT staff at least weekly, with 23% of those respondents saying they do so daily.

Shadow PurchaseShadow Purchase

39% said LOB managers at least “often” go outside the IT department to acquire tech apps/solutions.

App FactoryApp Factory

77% said their tech department is developing apps in-house with the help of third parties or through a combination of internal/external skills.

Imminent AdoptionImminent Adoption

19% said their company is already using internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and 59% said this will happen within the next two years.

Shared RoleShared Role

52% said their organization is working with big data, but just over three in 10 said they are primarily responsible for coming up with solutions for these efforts.

Top Cloud ChallengesTop Cloud Challenges

Security: 78%, Data Sovereignty: 47%, Local data regulations: 37%

Biggest Security Investment PrioritiesBiggest Security Investment Priorities

Core network security: 70%, Identity and access management: 47%, Advanced malware protection: 38%

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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