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2017 CEO Survey: Digital Can Be a Hard Sell for CIOs in Asset-Intensive Industries

Published: 06 April 2017

ID: G00327135

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup


Digital business will be enabled within your business in line with the priorities of your CEO. An understanding of CEO opinions on technology gained through the 2017 Gartner CEO and Senior Business Executive Survey will better position CIOs to advance digital projects aligned with CEO expectations.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CEOs in asset-intensive industries rank asset utilization as a more dominant productivity metric than CEOs in other industries, which will help CIOs promoting this as a benefit of development
  • CEOs in asset-intensive industries do not show the same level of interest in the cloud and analytics as CEOs in other industries; consequently, CIOs in asset-intensive industries will be more successful in promoting investment in ERP and automation capabilities to enhance productivity
  • CEOs in asset-intensive industries show much greater interest in IT capabilities than in digital as a technology investment, making digital a harder sell for CIOs to CEOs seeking productivity improvements

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