Having explored how "money-making CIOs" can improve cash flow and earnings, Gartner looks at cost cutting. Millions of routine cognitive jobs remain that IT leaders can transform or eliminate, and CIOs with cost-cutting mandates should advise senior executives to examine their human resources first.
Impacts and Recommendations
- Fourteen years of cost cutting and little to no growth in CIO budgets is forcing many CIOs to look almost exclusively outside IT to comply with future cost-cutting mandates
- Routine cognitive jobs remain the most populated occupation category in many advanced economies and the most likely source for CIOs to deliver enterprise/IT cost savings
- Business unit executives who automate routine cognitive jobs will cause their CIOs' year-over-year annual budget growth rates to far exceed the paltry averages experienced since 2002
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