The Top Business Issues facing CIOs / IT Directors – Results

March 17, 2009
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Back in January, in collaboration with Chase Zander, I started a process of consulting with senior IT managers to develop a list of the top business issues that they faced. This exercise was intended to shape the content of a IT Director Forum that we were planning. This will now be happening on 26th March in Birmingham (for further information see this post).

The Top Business Issues faced by CIOs / IT Directors

The Top Business Issues faced by CIOs / IT Directors

Back then, I promised to share some of the findings from this study. These are summarised in the above diagram. The input was based on public comments made by a selection of senior people on the CIO group of LinkedIn.com, plus e-mails sent to me on the topic and feedback received by Chase Zander…

Back in January, in collaboration with Chase Zander, I started a process of consulting with senior IT managers to develop a list of the top business issues that they faced. This exercise was intended to shape the content of a IT Director Forum that we were planning. This will now be happening on 26th March in Birmingham (for further information see this post).

The Top Business Issues faced by CIOs / IT Directors

The Top Business Issues faced by CIOs / IT Directors

Back then, I promised to share some of the findings from this study. These are summarised in the above diagram. The input was based on public comments made by a selection of senior people on the CIO group of LinkedIn.com, plus e-mails sent to me on the topic and feedback received by Chase Zander.

A textual version of the data appeas below (sample size ~60):
 

 Issue% of Votes 

 IT / Business Alignment27%  
 Cost-saving13% 
 Managing change8% 
 Status of the IT Director8% 
 Legacy Systems5% 
 Customer focus5% 
 Enterprise Architecture5% 
 Business Intelligence5% 
 Avoiding the latest and greatest3% 
 Cloud Computing3% 
 Only one response17% 

 Total100% 

 
I would like to thank all of the IT professionals who contributed to this survey.
 

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