How Tech Megatrends Put More Pressure on IT

How Tech Megatrends Put More Pressure on IT

Mixed SignalsMixed Signals

67% of surveyed global IT decision makers view tech as a key strategic lever for business growth, but 48% said tech spending is moving outside of IT’s control.

On the SpotOn the Spot

71% of those surveyed said IT will need to serve as a broker for on-demand services in the future.


35% do not believe their organization has the right level of skills and knowledge to achieve key business priorities.

Learning CurveLearning Curve

69% believe training IT staff to keep pace with the implications of megatrends such as the cloud, mobility, social tech and big data will be an organizational challenge for the next one to two years.

More than Three-Quarters Believe ‘Megatrends’ Will Provide Competitive Advantage by …More than Three-Quarters Believe ‘Megatrends’ Will Provide Competitive Advantage by …

… Improving customer experience: 41%, … Building new products and services: 39%, … Streamlining business functions and improving efficiencies: 33%

Dual BenefitsDual Benefits

64% feel that a mixed deployment of both public and private cloud can improve both agility and security.

Instant DeliveryInstant Delivery

74% view the increasing role of infrastructure automation–such as software-defined storage–as critical to business growth.

Transformative Step, Part ITransformative Step, Part I

60% of IT decision makers said their organization is virtualizing critical apps.

Transformative Step, Part IITransformative Step, Part II

26% said their organizations have created a software-defined data center.

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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