Just finished reading an executive summary of Gartner report titled "Leading in Times of Transition: The 2010 CIO Agenda". Following are my notes from this reading:
1. Top three business priorities for CIOs in year 2010 are:
a. Improving business processes
b. Reducing enterprise costs
c. Increasing the use of information/analytics.
2. Top three business priorities in year 2013 as projected by CIOs surveyed are:
a. Managing change initiatives
b. Improving business processes
c. Attracting and retaining new customers.
3. Top ranked strategic technologies for CIOs surveyed are as follows: Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Web 2.0.
4. The 2010 CIO Agenda will focus on following three factors:
a. An economy in transition places a premium on results productivity versus cost-efficiencies.
b. Enterprise strategies are shifting toward more collaborative and innovative solutions.
c. The rise of technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing and Web 2.0 are creating a new IT landscape.
Since I do not have access to full Gartner report, I do not know the rationale behind these findings/recommendations. But anyway there are no surprises here!