06 Oct Gartner CIO survey reveals shift towards platform thinking
The survey showed that as the implications of digitalization play out, it is becoming clear that hardcoded business and operational models will not suffice and that a more adaptable approach is required.
Gartner analysts presented these findings during the sold-out Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place in Orlando, Florida, this week. The worldwide survey gathered data from 2,944 CIO respondents representing more than $250 billion in CIO IT budgets in 84 countries. The Gartner report, “Building the Digital Platform: The 2016 CIO Agenda,” represents the most comprehensive examination of digital business opportunities and threats, and CIO strategies to address them.
Data from the 2016 CIO Survey shows that the average CIO expects digital revenue to grow from 16 percent to 37 percent of total revenue in the next five years. Similarly, public-sector CIOs are predicting a rise from 42 percent to 77 percent in digital processes. While the meaning of digital revenue and processes is open to interpretation, it is clear that digital business is a reality now, and it is expected to be a significant aspect of achieving competitive advantage and differentiation using information and technology.