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CEO and Senior Executive Survey 2013: As Uncertainty Recedes, the Digital Future Emerges

Published: 25 March 2013

ID: G00247308

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino , Jorge Lopez

Summary

Major political and economic uncertainties obstructed business investment last year. However, the fog is clearing, and digital will play a prominent role in CEOs' 2013 plans.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Analysis

  • Executive Quick-Read
  • Seventy-Eight Percent of CEOs Are Able to Plan Investment and Growth, as Macro Uncertainties Abate
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  • This Will Be a Turning-Point Year as Business Leaders Defiantly Rank Growth Ahead of Cost
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  • By Over 4-to-1, IT Investment Increasers Outnumber Cutters
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  • Fifty-One Percent of CEOs Say They Have a Digital Strategy
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  • CEOs Look Outside Their Firms for IT Inspiration
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  • Nineteen Percent of Business Leaders Expect to See a Chief Digital Officer by 2014
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  • Sixty-Five Percent of CEOs Believe Science and Technology Innovation Is Accelerating
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  • CEOs Take IT-Related Business Risks Seriously, but Only a Few See Cyberwar as a Direct Threat
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  • Appendix

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