06 Oct Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015: Watch out, IT, because your colleagues are after your job
Amid technology upheaval in almost every industry, there is one trend that appears clear: IT departments are fighting more external and internal competition than ever before, and colleagues that are IT’s customers today could end up coming after their budget and jobs tomorrow.
That’s one of the takeaways from the 2015 Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which brought together technology leaders from around the world to share what they’re seeing in the field.
And as Tom Kaneshige reported for Five2ndWindow, the stakes couldn’t get much higher for digital leadership.
Too often, Gartner analyst Mary Mesaglio said, CIOs focus on data and analysis rather than intuition and leadership. That’s lead to them being kept out of key discussions in the C-suite (Gartner reported that only one in four CIOs is considered an ally in the boardroom), even as other departments start eying some of IT’s traditional responsibilities.