IT Unprepared for a Bolder Digital Future

IT Unprepared for a Bolder Digital Future

Fit to Serve?Fit to Serve?

42% of CIOs do not believe their IT organizations have the right skills and capabilities to prepare for the future.

Fast and FuriousFast and Furious

51% are concerned that the “digital torrent” is arriving more rapidly than they can cope with.

Onwards and UpwardsOnwards and Upwards

CIOs are planning to spend 20% of their IT budget on growth and innovation, compared to 15% in 2009.

Fair WeatherFair Weather

One-quarter have already made significant investments in the public cloud.

Top Cloud Investment AreasTop Cloud Investment Areas

Software as a Service: 72%, Infrastructure as a Service: 47%, Platform as a Service: 43%, Business process as a Service: 17%

Motivating FactorsMotivating Factors

More than one-half cite agility as the primary motivation for cloud investment, and only 14% cite the need to cut costs as the top reason.

Best Practices: Establish a Vision for ChangeBest Practices: Establish a Vision for Change

Because of the fast pace of digital transformation, CIOs must clearly communicate to IT teams that status quo will never be an option.

Best Practices: Align Your IT Engine RoomBest Practices: Align Your IT Engine Room

That would be infrastructure, operations, core apps like ERP, services and sourcing, models, and so on. All must be built for greater speed and scale. All associated vendors must be on board with enhancing—not stifling—innovation.

Best Practices: Embrace Reverse MentoringBest Practices: Embrace Reverse Mentoring

It encourages a skills growth mindset for older employees (and possibly even you), as younger staffers can introduce them to the immense possibilities of digital innovation.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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