CIOs, CTOs, and senior IT executives cite business productivity and cost reduction as theirtop business concern, according to the 2009 IT Industry Trend Survey, commissioned by the Society for Information Management .
IT and business alignment, the number-one concern in 2008, fell to number-two on the survey, which annually provides important benchmark data in areas including spending, salaries, job scope of IT professionals, and technical/business trends.
Rounding out the top 10 concerns in SIM’s annual survey, the list includes:
3.) Business agility and speed to market
4.) Business process re-engineering
5.) IT cost reduction
6.) IT reliability and efficiency
7.) IT strategic planning
8.) Revenue generating IT innovations
9.) Security and privacy
10.) CIO leadership role
Respondents indicated the number-one application/technology of importance is Business Intelligence. It was followed by server virtualization, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, customer/corporate portals, enterprise application integration/management (EAI/EAM), and continuity planning/disaster recovery.