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What are the issues CIOs need to address form 2010 to 2015?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  June 28, 2009  |  2 Comments

The end of June marks the halfway point in the calendar year and a good time to start thinking about the issues CIOs and IT executives will need to address in the coming five years.  Each year Gartner Executive Programs conducts an annual CIO survey from September to December of each year.  Last year’s survey included more than 1,500 companies from around the world.  

The purpose of the survey is to understand the issues facing CIOs as part of Executive Programs member driven agenda.  The widespread adoption of social computing including wiki’s and blogs, its run an experiment in open development and innovation.  

Any investigation starts with having a good set of issues to explore.  Given that the survey results are to benefit CIOs and IT executives, your participation in identifying the issues is a great start.

So please send an email to mark.mcdonald at and we will compile the list of issues.  

There are no hard and fast rules here, a sentence or paragraph explaining the issue, its impact on business performance and the IT eco-structure (IT, vendors, service providers, etc)  

While we cannot investigate every issue we will publish the list of issues (edited of course) on this blog as well as the high level results of the CIO survey for 2010.

Looking forward to seeing and sharing what is on your minds.

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Mark McDonald, Ph.D., is a Vice President and Fellow Emeritus in Gartner for General Managers Program.

Thoughts on What are the issues CIOs need to address form 2010 to 2015?

  1. Charles Chang says:

    Hi Mark – since retiring from Gartner I’ve become increasing involved with the BCS (British Computer Society) on a pro bono basis. A group I’m involved with, BCS Management Forum, very recently carried out a Delphi survey of top issues in IT management. ‘green IT’ and ‘The Cloud, SAAS, PAAS, etc came out amongst the top 15 and Web 2.0, social media came in a bit lower. Perhaps they should be added to your list for your 2010 survey later this year.

    All the best.

  2. Mark McDonald says:

    Charles thanks for your post and it sounds like you are doing well. We do have these and other items in the survey for this year that is coming out this week.

    All the best

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