What is more important to your IT organization?

Run day-to-day IT58%

Deliver innovation41%


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CTO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Why not both?
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Senior IT Executive in Education, 51 - 200 employees

I like the way you think, Mike!

Chief Security Officer in Software, 10,001+ employees
Agree, these aren't mutually exclusive.
Group Chief Information Officer in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
And finally Automate Business processes
Former Chief Technology and People Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
VP of IT in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Innovation should help the day-to-day improve, e.g. automation
CIO in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
It’s more important to the organization, although I’m not sure it needs to be the most important. As stated elsewhere here, good IT organizations need to do both.
Executive VP & COO in Retail, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
If you don't keep the lights on, you won't be given the chance to innovate.
Head of IT in Finance (non-banking), 11 - 50 employees
This is a question of perspective. Some individuals from the leadership team believes that running the day-to-day operations is most important.

I believe that without innovation, we can't achieve our own goals and probably also not keep up with the markets.

We should first optimize daily operations and then focus more on innovation!

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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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