Gartner Research

2015 CIO Agenda: A China Perspective

Published: 30 January 2015

ID: G00272502

Analyst(s): Changhua Li, Tina T. Tang, Owen Chen


The 2015 Gartner CIO Survey results clearly show that digitalization has moved to center stage. Business and public-sector organizations and their CIOs must "flip" leadership practices to deliver on the digital promise. This research explores the CIO agenda for China.

Table Of Contents


  • Business Context
    • Digitalization Is Creating New and Higher Levels of Risk
    • CIOs Have the Opportunity to Be Digital Leaders
    • IT Budget in China Increases More Than Global
  • Flipping Information and Technology Leadership
    • The Nexus Has Moved to Center Stage
    • Cloud Has Become Reality
    • Mobile Is the First Choice
    • The Analytics Game Is Evolving
    • SMART Technologies Are Coming
  • Flipping Value Leadership
    • CIOs in China Allocate More Effort to Long-Term IT Planning
    • IT Performance Is Measured by IT Cost
    • Weak Benefits Realization Is a Problem
  • Flipping People Leadership
    • CIOs in China Spend More Time With Boards of Directors, but Less Time With Customers
    • More CIOs in China Have a Deputy
    • CIOs Need to Change Leadership Style From Command to Vision
    • CIOs in China Use More Digital-Savvy Techniques

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