DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN 2017
1 Gartner “New CIO Responsibilities in a Digital Business World”, John MacDorman, Dave Aron, 15 November 2016
From custodian to championFAST FACTS
For CIOs, the pressure to do more with less has never been higher. An overwhelming 91 percent are under pressure to reduce expenditure, and IT departments are spending most of their time simply ‘keeping the lights on’.
IT complexity is a time drain for businesses
of CIOs say IT can drive business success
want to lead digital transformation
want to champion innovation
want to drive business growth
Heads in the cloud
These cloud maturity levels largely correlate with the presence of an internal advocate for these initiatives. By the end of 2017, 86 percent of enterprises will have a cloud champion who is responsible for driving the cloud strategy.
When formal cloud champions were introduced
More than three years31%
For one to three years25%
Within the last year19%
Plan to in 201716%
Plan to in one to three years4%
No plans for a cloud champion0%
What concerns CIOs about communications infrastructure and applications
For the majority (67 percent), reducing the number of communication applications in the next 12 months is important, yet 60 percent also say that investing in new communications technologies is a priority. While CIOs want to reduce their spend on communications infrastructure by around 15 percent, the key drivers to justify additional investment in new communication approaches lie in improving the communication experience, particularly with those CIOs who identify as progressive and innovative.
Top three drivers for adopting new communication technologies
Preparing for the app generation
say they will present issues as they are not used to certain technologies
say additional training will be required on older IT systems
say they will fuel adoption as IT refreshes and updates tech approaches
say there will be more emphasis on innovation due to younger employees
Changing for the Future
Fuze commissioned research with 292 corporate CIOs working in organizations of 500+ employees in North America, Australia, and Europe, with an average annual revenue of USD $1.7 billion. The survey was carried out by Vanson Bourne using online and telephone interviews in December 2016.