Why Some Business Execs Think IT Can Be Replaced

Why Some Business Execs Think IT Can Be Replaced

Why Some Business Execs Think IT Can Be ReplacedWhy Some Business Execs Think IT Can Be Replaced

Many business executives believe that IT is not excelling at innovation, and some have concluded that third-party vendors could do the tech department’s job.

Strategic GapStrategic Gap

80% of the tech and business executives surveyed said their company’s business and tech departments should collaborate on a digital strategy, but only 55% said this is happening now.

Stumbling BlockStumbling Block

58% of IT executives said that “organizational context and culture” hold back CIOs from being responsible for various tech activities.

Disposable ItemDisposable Item

43% of business executives believe that IT is either significantly or fully replaceable by third-party services.

Online OutageOnline Outage

Only 8% of the tech and business executives surveyed said IT is very effective at leading the design of e-commerce and online experiences.

Missing MetricsMissing Metrics

Just 10% said IT is very effective at developing analytics use cases.

Uninspiring OutlookUninspiring Outlook

Only 12% of the tech and business executives surveyed said IT is very effective at identifying cutting-edge or innovative technologies.

Tricky TransitionTricky Transition

Just 12% said IT is very effective at leading digital transformations across business, and 10% said the same about IT’s ability to lead IT-wide transformations.

Focus Shift, Part IFocus Shift, Part I

45% of the tech and business executives surveyed said IT creates the most value for their company via business-process enablement, but only 17% expect IT to create value by doing this five years from now.

Focus Shift, Part IIFocus Shift, Part II

39% said IT creates the most value for their company through operational stability and management, but just 7% anticipate that IT will create value by doing this five years from now.

Critical ContributorCritical Contributor

43% of those at companies in which CIOs are very involved with business strategies said their digital initiatives have a significant business impact, but only 23% of those at other businesses made this claim.

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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