Gartner Research

2018 CIO Agenda: Global Perspectives in Heavy Manufacturing

Published: 09 March 2018

ID: G00346837

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern


CIOs face steep demands to enable the information and technology to design and deliver products, inhibiting digital business progress. This 2018 Gartner CIO Survey analysis offers insights into the status of heavy manufacturing's digital business, with advice on how these CIOs can progress.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Top Performers Lead Product- and Asset-Focused Heavy Industry CIOs in Digital Business
  • Heavy Manufacturing CIOs Slightly Lag Behind the Overall Survey Population at Delivering Digital Business Capabilities
  • Heavy Manufacturing CIOs Share Common Barriers With All Other CIOs Surveyed, Suggesting Opportunities to Improve by Collaborating
  • Heavy Manufacturing CIOs Face Lower Change Capacity Than Top Firms, Inhibiting Progress at Enabling Digital Business
  • A Lower Percentage of CIOs in Heavy Manufacturing Have Influence Outside IT Than Leading-Edge CIOs
  • Emerging Technology Priorities Among Heavy Industry CIOs Reflect Challenges and Opportunities Particular to Heavy Manufacturing
  • Bottom Line
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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