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Singapore IT Managers should collaborate with CIOs

Anuradha Shukla | March 12, 2015
SolarWinds survey emphasises need to empower IT.

Fifty percent of IT professionals in Singapore said their CIOs should be more involved in driving IT's value proposition to the organisation, according to a SolarWinds report.

This newly released report is based on a survey of 123 respondents from Singapore and emphasises the need to empower IT in organisations.

Empowering IT will help businesses to overcome common stigmas such as delivering on the promise of implementing new technology that drives business success.

Ninety-six percent of IT professionals in Singapore agreed that adopting significant new technologies is at least somewhat important to their organisation's long-term success.

Inability to convince decision makers of the need and/or benefit was considered as the top barrier to adopting these technologies.

CIO as enabler
Sixty-six percent of the respondents said they view their organisations' CIO as an enabler in adopting significant new technologies. However, about one-fifth said their CIO is either a barrier or uninvolved in the adoption process.

About half of IT professionals said if IT is not empowered their organisations take longer than expected for the last significant new technology their organisation adopted to start impacting business.

Less than half of the respondents said their organisations' last adoption of a significant new technology achieved expected return on investment within the projected timeframe.

About 90 percent of respondents said their organisations' end-users were negatively affected by a performance or availability issue with business critical technology in the past 12 months.

The top needs of IT professionals are stronger CIO support when liaising with other business leaders (46%), more resources, such as budget, personnel and time (42%), greater IT department autonomy (32%), and more timely approval from the CIO (29%). 


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