Gartner, Inc. forecasts worldwide security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 percent from 2017. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy.
As the role of chief data officer (CDO) continues to gain traction within organizations, a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. found that these data and analytics leaders are proving to be a linchpin of digital business transformation.
Digitalization and technological innovation are changing the nature of the job of the CIO, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning from delivery executive to business executive, from controlling cost and engineering processes, to driving revenue and exploiting data.
Digital business is disrupting organisations with its requirements for artificial intelligence (AI). Results from Gartner, Inc.'s 2017 global survey of more than 3,000 CIOs shows that a wide range of companies have begun AI initiatives. Twenty-five percent of organisations have deployed AI or are making short-term plans for its deployment. This is up from 10 per cent in 2015.
For 82 percent of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) CIOs digital business has led to a greater capacity for change and a more open mindset in their IT organization, according to Gartner, Inc.'s annual survey of CIOs. On average, EMEA CIOs have increased the amount of time they spend on business leadership - up from 30 percent three years ago to 41 percent today. This indicates that as digital transformation accelerates, the role of the CIO is changing.
With many options for digital business transformation requiring significant investment, Gartner, Inc. has identified the top 10 ways to fund the shift to digital business.
Higher education CIOs recognize that key organizational priorities are enrollment and student success, but fail to show innovation with regard to the top technologies required to differentiate themselves and win, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Yet, a majority of respondents (59 percent) think there will be significant business model change due to digital transformation.
Banking and investment services CIOs are increasingly convinced that their old business models and existing value propositions will not be sustainable in the future, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 354 banking and investment services CIOs.