53% of U.S. CIOs feel that creating a corporate environment designed to look "fun" or "innovative" is a gimmick with little real value.
CIOs are becoming more prominent corporate leaders, and the decisions they make are having a broader impact on companies beyond the IT team, according to a recent survey from the Harvey Nash Group and TelecityGroup. The CIO Survey 2012 explores how IT leaders feel about issues ranging from budgeting trends to staffing struggles, workplace diversity and corporate cultures. The report reveals that the CIO, along with the rest of the IT team, continues to play a greater role in the success of today's organizations. "Without doubt, it is a challenging and fast-moving time to be a CIO," says Michael Tobin, CEO at TelecityGroup. "The IT department has undergone more radical change in the last decade than perhaps any other business function. The recession has forced many IT departments to become leaner. But now, as CEOs and CIOs alike pursue growth, the challenge will be to stay lean but appropriately resourced." More than 450 CIOs and senior IT leaders in the U.S. took part in the research.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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