2013 CIO Agenda
With 2,053 CIOs responding to the Gartner 2013 CIO Survey, this annual appraisal of CIO priorities had robust participation. Including all major industries and geographies, survey respondents represent more than $230 billion in IT spending. Survey results provide CIOs with superior direction and insight as they establish and refine their plans for 2013 and beyond. Combined with deep Gartner insight on the CIO role, findings from the survey informed the creation of the Gartner 2013 CIO Agenda.
CIO Agenda 2013
Mark McDonald, GVP, Executive Programs
Hunting and Harvesting in a Digital World: The 2013 CIO Agenda
CIOs have spent the last decade tending to IT operations in a world of tight budgets, limited technology innovation, cost cutting, outsourcing and control. But over the last 18 months, digital technologies — including mobile, big data/analytics, social and cloud — have reached a tipping point with their business executives, changing IT's business and technical context. 2013 will be a year in which CIOs and their IT departments develop plans to capture these digital opportunities.
On average, CIOs report that their enterprises realize only 43% of technology's business potential. That number has to grow for IT to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world.
There is no choice but to increase technology's potential in the enterprise. This means evolving IT's strategies, priorities and plans from "IT as usual" toward "IT as growth engine."
About the 2013 Gartner Executive Programs CIO Survey
- Annual survey since 2000 — the largest of its kind
- In 2013, 2,053 CIOs responded, representing more than $230 billion in IT budgets and covering all major industries and geographies
- Survey conducted from September to December 2012