Why CIOs Are Losing Control of Technology

Why CIOs Are Losing Control of Technology

Why CIOs Are Losing Control of TechnologyWhy CIOs Are Losing Control of Technology

The consumerization of IT has made it easy and, in many cases, practical for business departments to bypass IT in order to pick and choose the tech they prefer.

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66% of surveyed CIOs rate themselves and their IT staffers as no less than an eight out of 10 when it comes to delivering needed business outcomes.

Slipping GraspSlipping Grasp

66% said they control more than half of IT purchase decision-making, down from 72% of CIOs who claimed this level of control in 2014.


90% said they are bypassed by line-of-business (LOB) colleagues at least “occasionally” in the acquiring of tech apps/solutions, and 31% say they are bypassed “often,” “very often” or “most of the time.”

How CIOs Spend Their DayHow CIOs Spend Their Day

Engaging with LOB managers: 24%, Dealing with legacy/historical IT support issues: 21%, Pursuing IT strategy and planning: 21%, Scoping and provisioning new IT services: 18%

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Analytics: 63%, Mobility: 62%, Cloud: 47%, Social media, social tech: 37%

Biggest Benefits of Analytics/Business Intelligence (BI)Biggest Benefits of Analytics/Business Intelligence (BI)

Getting real-time information: 48%, Acquiring information related to well-defined business metrics: 48%, Improving operational efficiencies: 47%, Delivering information in visual formats: 42%, Conducting predictive analysis: 30%

Business Bottlenecks, Part IBusiness Bottlenecks, Part I

47% of CIOs said a lack of budget presents a significant barrier in implementing highly effective business analytics/BI solutions, while 40% cite a lack of time to do so.

Business Bottlenecks, Part IIBusiness Bottlenecks, Part II

37% said solution complexities create significant barriers in the pursuit of business analytics/BI, and 35% said a lack of expertise does.


68% said their organization has either adopted or will adopt service-defined tech, such as the service-defined network and service-defined data center.

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Nearly half said at least 30% of their organization’s technologies are provided by external service providers.

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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