Gartner Research

2016 CIO Agenda: A Government Perspective

Published: 19 February 2016

ID: G00297527

Analyst(s): Jim Hocker, Rick Howard


The 2016 Gartner CIO Survey describes how leading organizations are evolving from business systems to business platforms to leverage the network effects of digital change. We present the CIO agenda for government and note key trends among jurisdictions and geographic regions.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Business Context — Digital Is Becoming a Core Competency
    • Governments Should Think Beyond Systems and Adopt a Platform View of Business
  • IT Investment Priorities — Analytics, Cloud and Infrastructure Dominate, but Security Spikes in North America
    • IT Spending in Government Continues to Be Stable or Up Slightly — For Most
  • IT Operating Practices — Government CIOs Are Building Up Bimodal Capabilities and Leading Digital Change
  • Government CIOs Are Stepping Up to Lead Digital Transformation and Innovation
  • Methodology
  • Appendix

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