Results from a new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs
confirm what we at Apptio have known for some time:
Cloud computing, BI, and analytics are going to prove
essential to increasing competitiveness over the next three to five years.
IBM's 2011 study, billed as “the definitive study of trends
among chief information officers,” is the product of face-to-face interviews
with CIOs from diverse organizations in 71 countries, 18 industries and
organizations of every size. The results show that:
"As technology becomes both an enabler of competitive
advantage and embedded in every facet of the enterprise, the role of the CIO
has never been more essential," Jeanette Horan, vice president and Chief
Information Officer, IBM, said in a press release.
"This study provides key evidence of how the capabilities of IT are
aligning perfectly with the aspirations of business leaders. The winners will
be those companies that understand the power of technologies like cloud,
analytics and mobility, and can harness that power to transform their
You can learn even more about the results of the IBM study
in this short video interview with Jeanette Horan:
The full 2011 study, titled “The Essential CIO,” is
available at www.ibm.com/ciostudy.