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2013 Survey of topics important to IT

results.pngRecently a survey was taken by the Society for Information Management for the IT trends for 2013.

 

The top 5 IT management concerns in 2013 (page 60) were:

1                     Alignment of IT and/with and/with the business

2                     Business Agility 

3                     Business Productivity 

4                     Business Cost Reduction / Controls 

5                     IT Cost Reduction / Controls

 

But the top 5 issues that were of concern to the person taking the survey (page 63) were:

1                     Alignment of IT and/with and/with the business

2                     Security

3                     Talent/skill shortage

4                     Business continuity / Disaster Recovery

5                     Prioritization process for IT projects

 

I don’t know about you but this difference of perspective between the individual thinking about the priorities of the group and their own priorities is pretty significant. It looks like the management concerns are value and cost, yet the individuals are concerned more about safety.

 

This is an interesting survey that with almost 500 senior IT professionals participating across a diverse cross-section of the economy.

 

I am surprised that IT productivity isn’t pulled out to the same extent that business productivity is for the management concerns. Since that would address some of the talent shortage, cost reduction and controls/quality concerns.

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