Constellation shares with its clients the fourth annual groundbreaking survey of CIOs later this week. The 2014 survey interviews respondents about their priorities by CIO persona. Constellation identified infrastructure, integration, intelligence, and innnovaiton as the four personas of the next gen CIO in 2011.
Survey results show that while CIO’s prefer to spend more time on innovation projects, most CIOs must spend their time battling the reduction of cost in IT delivery. In the shift towards dominating digital disruption, CIOs can only move as fast as their organization’s DNA will allow while driving transformation. Using Constellation’s organizational DNA framework, CIOs can understand how much change they can expect their organization to consume and gauge their ability to impact the thought process and culture. An excerpt of some of the findings can be found below:
A. CIOs Must Battle Keeping The Lights On Despite A Desire To Focus On Innovation
In Constellation’s recent CIO survey of 119 respondents, over 44% expressed that reducing the cost of IT delivery remained the number one priority (see Figure 2). However when asked what should be the number one priority almost 44% expressed that bringing innovation to the business was the number one requirement (see Figure 3).
Figure 1. CIOs Still Prioritize Reducing IT Costs
Figure 2. Bringing Innovation to the Business Is Top Of Mind On The CIO Agenda
B. CIOs Must Overcome Three Barriers To Bringing Innovation To The Business