Gartner Research

2015 CIO Agenda: A Germany Perspective

Published: 30 January 2015

ID: G00272420

Analyst(s): Alexander Hohnjec, Frank Ridder


Gartner's 2015 CIO survey results show that digital opportunities are now at the center of business-IT discussions. German CIOs and their organizations have to move to digital leadership fast to catch up in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This research explores the CIO agenda for Germany.

Table Of Contents


  • The German IT Business Environment Remains Conservative, Making It Difficult for CIOs to Move From a Cost Focus to a Value Focus
  • CIOs in Germany Show Some Information and Technology Leadership in Areas Close to Industrie 4.0 but Fall Behind With Cloud Investments, Possibly Missing Short-Term Opportunities
  • German CIOs Are Risk-Averse; to Achieve Value and Risk Leadership, They Have to Accelerate Their Value Focus to Gain Trust as a Key Digital Business Enabler
  • German CIOs Spend Less Time With Business Executives Than CIOs in the Rest of EMEA, Leading to a Low Perception of People and Culture Leadership That Could Become Even Less Relevant in the Digital World

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