Gain insight into the global IT strategies in use by CIOs and other high level IT executives in this new 2012 Global CIO report.
Ask CIOs what they're worried about, and the No. 1 answer is speed: 57% of the IT leaders who responded to our InformationWeek 2012 Global CIO Survey cite "can't implement fast enough" as a top concern.
In terms of technology priorities, the hottest project in IT is improving employee collaboration; 39% of IT leaders have a major implementation planned this year. There's a growing sense that collaboration can be much better than it is, in two major ways: One, make it more social by mimicking the energy and ease of use of Facebook, and two, pull together video, messaging, data and voice with much less hassle.
Close behind collaboration is getting applications on mobile devices, for which 38% plan a major implementation this year and another 25% plan to do in the next two years. Only 18% say they have a major implementation of mobile apps today.
Fifty-eight percent are increasing spending over last year, compared with 61% in 2011, but 18% are cutting, compared with just 13% a year ago. The rest are flat.
InformationWeek's 2012 Global CIO data shows how business technology leaders are dealing with an incredibly fast-changing technology and business climate. Technology around cloud, mobile, analytics and social networking is evolving quickly, and technology leaders feel the pressure to keep up and meet business demands.
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