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IT Strategy and Innovation: Becoming a Leader in Digital Transformation Strategy

IT Strategy and Innovation: Becoming a Leader in Digital Transformation Strategy

This IDC study uses the results of two sentiment surveys conducted with CIOs and LOB leaders worldwide to examine the perception of IT, how IT can better drive innovation and, in doing so, change the perception and role of IT from an operational player to a strategic partner.

Today's business leaders are challenged by digital business transformation in which their enterprises must employ digital technologies coupled with organizational, operational, and business model innovation to create new ways to operate and grow. Given the dependence on both technology and information required for a successful transformation, the CIO should play an important role. However, these surveys highlight a gap between what CIOs and their business partners perceive. More important, there is a significant gap between what CIOs are currently focused on and what they could be doing to drive the digital transformation within their organizations. The conclusions drawn from this data will enable CIOs and IT executives to take steps to transition themselves and their organizations to become key partners and enablers in their organization's digital transformation.

"The imperative for digital business transformation, enabled by secure, integrated technology and improved customer experience, provides CIOs the opportunity to transition themselves and their organizations into key partners and enablers in their organization's success," says research vice president Mike Rosen.

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
IT Executive Program Research Agenda
Situation Overview
The Current Perception of IT Leadership
Changing the Perception of IT
Driving Innovation
Summary
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Appendix
Synopsis
Figure: IT Executive Program Research Agenda Themes
Figure: CIO Expectations of a Leadership Role: CEO View
Figure: CIO Performance Metrics
Figure: Perception of the CIO Role: LOB View
Figure: Relative Importance of Technology in Business Goals: LOB View
Figure: Most Important Actions to Improve IT/Business Relationship: CIO View
Figure: Involvement with Board of Directors: CIO View
Figure: Primary Ways IT Drives Innovation: CIO and LOB View
Figure: Primary Ways IT Can Deliver Innovation to the Business: CIO View
Figure: Primary Ways IT Contributes to the Innovation Process: CIO and LOB View
Figure: Focus of Technology Projects to Be Launched in 2015 — Short Term/Internal Operations Versus Long Term/External Focus: CIO and LOB View
Figure: Respondents by Company Revenue
Figure: Respondents by Industry
Figure: Respondents by Region

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