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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.
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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.

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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

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