- A new survey by the Society for Information Management found Chief Information Officers are spending more time on business priorities, strategies and architecture this year than they did in 2014.
- CIOs said 16.2% of their time on average is devoted to these issues, up from 8.1% last year.
- Another 11.9% of CIO time goes towards IT priorities and strategies, up from 8% last year, found the report.
The findings show that senior IT managers are increasingly focusing their attention and resources on “being more pragmatic, holistic and business customer-focused,” said Leon Kappelman, the study’s lead researcher. “This is a very important and positive change, which bodes well for the whole economy.”
Aligning IT with business needs ranked as the top IT management issue for the third year in a row. Other top issues included security and privacy, speed of IT delivery and time in market, innovation and productivity issues.
Contribution of IT to business strategy was the top performance measure for CIOs.
The survey included 1,218 senior IT managers.