The Real Agenda of America's CIOsBy Baselinemag | Posted 2005-05-23 Print
CIOs are worried about lots of things. Global upheavals, leadership issues, corporate policy, federal regulation. But what's on their real agenda? What keeps them up at night and prompts them to give policy a pass to focus on things that make the businessCIOs say all kinds of things in surveys about what their favorite technology will be for the coming year. But where are they actually spending their money?
On some pretty mundane things, it turns out, but for pretty innovative reasons. Hot technology is great, respondents said, but not as great as using what you already have to best advantage.
That is probably why application integration, not leadership or alignment or even compliance, turned out to be the most critical IT project cited by the 1,270 Baseline readers who responded to our survey.
They said lots of other things, too, about how to handle the other executives at the C-level, how to make sure your technology advances the business instead of following it, and how to measure and prove your own effectiveness.
We took the clearest examples as case studies, profiled the most interesting individuals, and examined in detail each of the five project types readers cited as their biggest-ticket deployments for this year.
Want to know what CIOs' real agendas are for 2005? Read on.
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We want to hear from you. What projects are sucking up the biggest part of your budget? Which are the most critical? Which do you wish you could live without? Let us know.
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