What Your CIO Is Focusing on Now

What Your CIO Is Focusing on Now

What Your CIO Is Focusing on Now

Budget Boost
Nearly 46% of CIOs surveyed say 2013's IT budget will be larger than 2012's; just 22% say it will be smaller.

Does your CIO seem to walk around with a bit more pep in his or her step these days? It could be because a number of negative trends of recent years are reversing themselves, according to the latest annual survey from the Society for Information Management (SIM). With a membership of more than 3,500 CIOs and IT executives, SIM conducts research to assess how CIOs feel about a range of work-related issues. As an IT professional, you may be pleased to find out that a significant share of these IT leaders expect tech budgets to go up in 2013, even though they're still falling short of pre-recession numbers. But you'll likely be even happier to learn that the vast majority of companies will be boosting IT salaries next year. The findings shed light on other "state of the CIO" topics, such as what gets spent on offshore outsourcing, as well as internal training and education. And you may be surprised to read that CIOs say they spend a dominating portion of their day dealing with tasks that have nothing to do with technology. CIOs and tech execs from 195 companies took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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