Text Box: Performance of IT Compared to Last Year

 

Text Box: 41%

Text Box: 56%

Text Box: 3%

Text Box: 40%

 

Text Box: 26%

Text Box: 21%

Text Box: 13%

 

Text Box: 74%

 

Text Box: 23%

Text Box: 3%

Text Box: 18%

 

Text Box: 18%

Text Box: 33%

Text Box: 31%

Text Box: Alignment of IT Initiatives With Corporate Strategic Objectives

 

Text Box: Leadership, communication & management skills

 

Text Box: Technical-related knowledge & abilities

Text Box: Understanding business functional requirements and vision...and aligning IT accordingly

Most CXO-level executives rated I.T.s overall alignment with corporate objectives at 7.1 and higher on a scale of 10 (above).  In contrast, 68% of respondents viewed the IT/CIO role as more Tactical in nature (below).

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

 

 

100%

90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

0%

 

No Alignment

Perfect Alignment

 

 

More Satisfied

 

Same

 

Less Satisfied

 

 

 

 

What Do Your Peers Think About Their "IT" Organizations?

(Results of survey of C-level executives to whom the CIO reports)

 

Tactical

Strategic

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7.23

8

9

10

 

Completely Dissatisfied

Completely Satisfied

 

52% rated Satisfaction at "7" or higher.  Only 10% rated "10".

 

Satisfaction with IT Leadership

 

In 66% of responses, the CIO reports to one of the top two operating executives.

 

CIO Reporting Relationship

 

 

CEO

 

COO

 

CFO

 

Other

 

Projected IT Spending Budget vs Last Year

 

 

Increase

 

Remain the Same

 

Decrease

 

Outsourcing IT

 

 

Have Not Considered

 

Now Considering

 

Currently Outsourced

 

Evaluated & Declined

 

Most Important Qualities in a CIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, the most significant IT challenge listed was "Raising Level of Service Without Significant Increase in Resources"

 

R. Gaines Baty Associates, Inc. is a leading IT and Technology Management retained executive search firm in Dallas, TX.  For more information, contact R. Gaines Baty at (972) 386-7900 ext. 224, or gbaty@rgba.com.  For more details on Survey results, please click here.

 

This survey was conducted by i.think inc.