Infrastructure's the priority for Indian CIOs
A preview of a Global CIOs survey done by Gartner revealed that infrastructure
was the number one priority for Indian CIOs in 2004. CRM and IT performance
were also on top of the Indian CIOs priority list for 2004. The global survey
also revealed that CIOs across the world named demonstrating business value
of IS/IT and developing leadership in the IS senior team as their top Management
priority for 2004. Whereas Indian CIOs named their priorities as developing
leadership in the IS senior team and making IS more service-oriented.
Globally, CIOs referred to security and cost control as the key business imperative
and top business trends for 2004. Whilst many CIOs interviewed revealed a growth
outlook, however, across the globe a combination of cost control and security/privacy
concerns is viewed as the primary reason to place a significant drag to growth
on many enterprises through 2004.
According to José Ruggero, Gartner Vice President for Executive Programs-Asia
Pacific and Japan, "CIOs, reveal that, senior executives are now also recognizing
the need, and opportunities for growth. Increases in total IT and business operating
budgets are starting to be noticed as enterprises begin to invest for growth.
Executives remain cautious, despite the positive economic indicators, so increases
in investment may take time to become a reality for all."