Survey: IT becomes top investment priority for CEOs

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
July 27, 2012

Article By VAR Staffing

Technology makes a larger impact on the business world now than ever before. As the landscape seems to evolve daily, IT Principals are looking at the importance of impactful IT resources that can integrate new technology and help create a competitive edge.

The results of the Gartner-Forbes 2012 Board of Directors Survey were released this week and they show that most CEOs believe that in the next two weeks IT's "strategic contribution" to the business will increase.

"Board directors clearly have a top priority to invest in IT and leverage IT for competitive advantage," said Jorge Lopez, vice president and analyst at Gartner. "These forward-looking and proactive attitudes are being made although more than half of the survey respondents replied that they are preparing for a market recession."

The focus on new technology is already starting, as 64 percent said IT spending would rise during their companies' fiscal 2012 year. Another Gartner survey revealed that global spending on IT products and services will rise 3 percent in 2012 to $3.6 trillion.

It's not just spending that will be up, but IT influence also. Nearly 90 percent of respondents said IT's "strategic contribution" to company operations would rise, according to Gartner. Half said they agreed that IT can "change the rules of competition" in their industries.

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