Gartner indicates rise in IT focus for CEOs
Sun 27 Apr 2014
Chloe Green comments on recent findings by Gartner who predict 2014 to be the year that CEOs and senior executives prioritise business growth and development. Green suggests CEOs should be focussed on applying the latest IT technologies to bring about this growth, and according to Gartner, this trend is already very much underway as IT becomes of increasing personal interest and priority for many CEOs.
‘Growth is very clearly king in this year’s business priorities with 33% of respondents naming growth as their top priority,’ said Mark Raskino, vice president and Gartner Fellow.
‘In 2014 growth almost equals the sum of the next three issues on the list of top strategic business priorities. The next step will be for CEOs and CIOs to work together to match the use of modern technologies to the specific kind of growth that the business is trying to win.
‘IT-related issues, including mentions of digital, were also much more prominent this year with 7% of CEOs ranking IT as one of their top priorities,’ said Mr Raskino.