Gartner Research

2017 CIO Agenda: A U.S. Perspective

Published: 09 February 2017

ID: G00318400

Analyst(s): Melissa Spencer, Christie Struckman


In the 2017 Gartner CIO Survey, U.S. respondents forecast increasing revenue and moderate increases in IT spend. Leveraging this upturn, CIOs should convince the business to move toward digital ecosystems through investments, interoperable technology, organizational bench strength and leadership.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Finding No. 1. Get Ready for the Digital Ecosystem Surge
    • Recommendations
  • Finding No. 2. Focus Technology Planning on Interoperability
    • Recommendations
  • Finding No. 3. Build Organizational Bench Strength With an Outside-In Mindset
    • Recommendations
  • Finding No. 4. Center Leadership on Meeting the Business Objectives
    • Recommendations
  • Methodology

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