Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Global CIO Insights Studies by IBM

Whether you’re a company leader in a position to make spending decisions, or a job-seeker looking to make yourself marketable, you might be interested in the 2011 Global CIO Insights Studies by IBM.  You can view the summary PDFs, or register (it’s free) to access the full insights, or if you’re in a hurry, below are a few highlights from the Midmarket Study.  The study measures where small and mid-sized companies, which make up more than 90% of companies worldwide, plan to invest in the area of technology.

If you're an information technology professional, focusing your attention to the following areas may prove beneficial to your career or company.

Key areas for technology investment are:

1. Business Intelligence and Analytics.  Eighty-three percent of companies surveyed plan to invest in innovate ways to analyze company data and use those insights for the betterment of their companies.

2. Cloud computing.  Companies (in both the mid study and overall study) are fifty percent more likely to spend money on cloud computing than they were two years ago.  Cloud-based hardware and software resources are thought to provide flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

3. Mobile computing.  Seventy-two percent of companies plan to spend on mobile technology.  This number isn’t surprising, since mobile phone use is overtaking PC and laptop use.  It makes sense to invest in harnessing this technology.

Where does your company plan to invest?

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