In a world of accelerating technology innovation, rising customer expectations, and heightened economic consideration, the need to know where you stand has never been greater. Your priorities matter and your plans shape the future of technology and the enterprise.
Individually we each face specific challenges and issues. Together we shape requirements for the future. Last year CIOs said they were being required to amplify the enterprise in addition to their historical responsibilities to run, grow and transform the business.
A Brave New World that We Have Not Seen in a Decade
Remember 1997? We were all caught up in Y2K and there was this little thing on the horizon called the Internet. 1997 was the year eBay was founded, Amazon.com was just three years old and Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple.
The world changed since then, and perhaps changed more in the last 18 months than anyone could have imagined.
We have not faced a world driven by ‘transformational technologies’ for more than a decade – not since the early days of the Internet. eCommerce and the internet created significant disruptions and challenges for IT – well we are right in the thick of it driven by a ‘nexus’ of forces that will certainly do one thing – change everything.
This makes understanding your priorities, how they compare to your peers in your industry, geography and size all the more important.
So what are CIOs saying?
We don’t know, yet.
This is why we are inviting you to participate in the 2013 CIO Survey.
CIOs only please – follow this link to the website for the 2013 Gartner CIO Survey.
The survey has been designed to be as concise as possible while returning high quality information without interfering with your schedule. The survey should take no longer than 25 minutes.
New Hypothesis that Test the Fundamentals of IT and Your Organization
In a world where anything is up for grabs, it is time to question everything. That is what we are doing with the 2013 Survey by looking at the following hypothesis:
Will technology and business process continue to drive innovation, or are new forces at play shaping demand for technology intensive solutions?
What are the forces destroying the IT labor market? What are the reasons why few IT organizations feel that they have the right skills and the right number of people?
Is your IT organization pretty much like everyone else’s? If it is does that matter? Does it limit your ability to be a strategic player?
How do you as a CIO stack up against their CXO peers and how are they preparing themselves to for new and broader roles?
How has IT changed over the last 10 years and how will it change in the coming 10 years? Who wins, loses and already lost but just doesn’t know it yet?
These are big questions that require your attention and input.
Your opinion matters, as you are the leaders who will write the future. Knowing the direction of the IT labor market, innovation, your role as an executive and the value strategic specialization shape your 2013 plans and agenda.
We will reciprocate!
Give us 25 minutes of your time now and we will tell you about the world. Participants in the CIO Survey will receive a personalized Executive Analysis of your responses compared to all responses in your industry. That report comes in early January less than three weeks after the survey closes.
The findings of this survey will be published in our annual CIO Agenda report in January 2013 and you will receive an electronic copy of that report as well.
Please click this link, which will take you to our web site to complete the survey online. – CIOs only please.
We look forward to continuing to work with you.
Mark McDonald, Group Vice President & Gartner Fellow Gartner Executive Programs Worldwide