IT managers need to corporate strategy in mind have Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2010/London Dusseldorf, August 27, 2010 – it was a difficult year, the crisis year 2009, the effects of which become apparent in the current and subsequent years. That is the assessment of the chief information officers (CIOs) in a wide range of companies. Nevertheless, a recent study also shows that these offensive to take the challenges of the coming decade. So 35 percent of IT leaders assess internationally the subject software as a service (SaS) as a driver of innovation, in Germany there are even 83 percent. Also has about half of the CIOs of the subject of cloud computing in the focus. More than 2600 IT managers around the world have the PA Consulting Group and the Personaldienstleister Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2010 CIO_survey10.pdf asked for the this year’s Harvey Nash.
The authors of the study two different warehouse and therefore different strategies making out, was how to overcome the crisis. Were for a reduction in costs (32 Per cent) and budget cuts (43 percent) on the agenda, others had the opportunity to increase their IT budgets (28 percent). Almost one-third, so the results, thus now looking for investment opportunities and innovation strategies. “However it regularly conducted since 1998, the study also means that organisations can not simply drop in one of these camps: CIOs need to improve efficiency and reduce costs to make clear budgets for innovation and a higher contribution to the success of the company.” At least 83 percent expect that IT produces innovations”, only two-thirds of the respondents can demonstrate factual successes here. The role and position of the CIO within a company can also be read in this context.