Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
IT Leadership
News
4/3/2018
09:30 AM
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT

Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
Previous
1 of 9
Next

Enterprise IT leaders have a lot of different goals and projects vying for their attention. On the one hand, they need to stay on top of the latest trends and help their companies stay competitive by investing in innovative technology. On the other hand, they also face intense pressure to “keep the lights on” by maintaining high availability on legacy hardware and applications. They need to attract top talent, but also to keep costs low. They need to keep corporate data secure while also making big data available for advanced analytics.

With all these competing demands on their time and budgets, CIOs sometimes find it difficult to prioritize. Which projects and objectives should get their attention? And, which initiatives will their competitors be pursuing?

To answer those questions, researchers at The Hackett Group recently published a report titled The CIO Agenda: Driving Value from Transformation that took a closer look at IT leaders’ current digital priorities. It asked executive management and leaders of information technology, finance, human resources, and procurement organizations at a global set of midsized and large enterprises about their technology priorities.

According to the report authors, most of enterprise IT’s current projects fall into four broad categories: digital business enablement, future-state IT transformation, harnessing disruptive technology and operations excellence. Within those four categories, IT leaders are pursuing eight key priorities in their efforts to support their companies’ business objectives.

Here are the top eight IT priorities, with some help from man's best friends.

Image: Pixabay
Image: Pixabay

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Previous
1 of 9
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Commentary
Why It's Nice to Know What Can Go Wrong with AI
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing,  11/11/2019
Slideshows
Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Data Scientists and Data Analysts
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/5/2019
Slideshows
10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/1/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Video
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
Slideshows
Flash Poll