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Forrsights: Business Execs Increase Direct IT Spend To Support Systems Of Engagement

Our Q4 2011 Business Decision-Makers Survey Shows CIOs Under Pressure

May 16, 2012

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  • By John McCarthy
  • with Christopher Mines,
  • Ted Schadler,
  • Michael Yamnitsky,
  • Sarah Musto

Why Read This Report

During October and November of 2011, Forrester surveyed 3,534 business decision-makers in North American and European enterprises regarding their business priorities (and views of IT priorities), spending, and suppliers. We conducted the survey concurrently with our IT budget survey; in a number of cases, we can directly compare the two sets of responses (business execs versus IT execs) to identical questions. We can now illuminate for CIOs how business views its technology initiatives and thinking in comparison with IT's perspectives on the same agenda. This report also highlights the areas where the business sees IT's capabilities as falling short in terms of their need to innovate.

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Table of Contents

  • Executives Grapple With Economic And Competitive Challenges
  • Business And IT Have Divergent Views On IT's Capabilities
  • Business Prioritizes Systems Of Engagement Solutions
  • Business Decision-Makers Look To A Mix Of Tech Firms For Innovation

  • Pressure From The Business Will Only Increase For CIOs
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents