Gartner Research

2015 CIO Agenda: A Gulf Cooperation Council Perspective

Published: 30 January 2015

ID: G00272513

Analyst(s): Simon Field , Ed Gabrys , Biswajeet Mahapatra

Summary

Gartner's 2015 CIO survey results show that, as digital opportunities and threats pervade every aspect of business and government, the IT and digital agenda for each country, industry and enterprise is becoming more unique. This document explores the CIO agenda for the countries in the GCC region.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Business Context
    • Top Technology Priorities for 2015
    • CIOs Must Lead the Digital Change
    • Expected Changes in IT Budgets
    • Use of Performance IT Metrics
    • Use of Project Value Metrics
  • Flipping Information and Technology Leadership
    • Cloud Is First for Some, an Option for Most
    • Mobile Is the Rule, Not the Exception
    • The Analytics Game Is Evolving
    • SMART Technology Adoption
  • Flipping Value and Risk Leadership
    • Benefit Realization
    • New Risks
  • Flipping People and Culture Leadership
    • Spend Less Time Running IT and More Time Interacting With Other Stakeholders
    • Appoint a "COO of IT" to Run the Day-to-Day Affairs of IT
    • Flip Leadership Style From "Control First" to "Vision First"

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.