Gartner Research

2015 CIO Agenda: A Gulf Cooperation Council Perspective

Published: 30 January 2015

ID: G00272513

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


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


  • 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"

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