How IT and Business Decision-Makers Align on Tech

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-08-23 Email

IT and business decision-makers are very close in agreement about the strategic technology direction for their organization, according to a recent survey from Dell. The resulting "Dell State of IT Trends 2016" report indicates that both technology and business leaders are taking a long-term view with regard to the strategic direction of IT and are mapping out plans at least three years in advance. In pursuing tech initiatives, both IT and business decision-makers are focused on increasing business productivity and growth, while lowering IT expenses. They're also committed to the concept of software-defined data centers, after concluding that such an approach brings greater agility and simplifies management processes. "There is a lingering misperception that business leaders are disconnected during strategic IT discussions, but times have changed," said Matt Baker, executive director of enterprise strategy for Dell. "There is an increasingly common understanding between business and IT decision-makers on the key IT trends and the growth opportunities that IT can deliver." More than 1,200 global IT and business decision-makers took part in the research. 

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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