The below infographic distills InformationWeek’s 2014 Strategic CIO Survey results into top focus areas. Perhaps not surprisingly, for IT execs, cutting costs ranks at the top of the list. What else are top priorities? Speed to market, insufficient budgets, and the skills gap.
Of course, most of these priorities are not new to corporate organizations, but what is fluctuating is the recognition that the way IT does business needs to change. I couldn't agree more with looking at IT organizational structure to determine if it is setup to meet today's technology challenges and service oriented mindset. The way IT delivers services to the business is significantly different than it was 5 to 10 years ago, and the legacy silo structure doesn't work effectively in today's environment.