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CIOs Share Their IT Priorities

CIOs as Strategists

Gartner Inc. recently surveyed 1,400 CIOs and asked them to rate their priorities for 2007 on a scale from 1 to 10.

CIO priority 2005 2006 2007 3-year
change
Improving business processes
1
1
1
Controlling enterprise-wide
operating costs
3
2
2
Attracting, retaining and growing
customer relationships
*
3
3
Improving the effectiveness of
the enterprise workforce
*
*
4
Need for revenue growth
6
8
5
Improving enterprise competitiveness
(bottom-line profitability)
*
5
6
Expanding use of information/
intelligence in products and services
7
6
7
Deploying new business capabilities
to meet strategic goals
*
*
8
Entering new markets, new products
or new services
*
*
9
Faster innovation (shorter product/
service lifecycles)
10
9
10

N=1,400; *Indicates a new question.
Source: "Creating Enterprise Leverage: The 2007 CIO Agenda," Gartner Inc., 2007

This was first published in April 2007

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