IDC recently hosted a webinar “IDC 2014 Predictions: CIO Agenda – Embracing 3rd Platform Leadership Challenges as IT Transitions from Technology to Service Delivery” highlighting the top 10 market predictions for the year ahead.
The session provided insights on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon that will most impact the role of the CIO.
The Top 10 Predictions are:
#1: In two years, over 70% of CIOs will change their primary role from directly managing IT to become an innovation partner
#2: Before 2017, only 40% of CIOs will rise to produce business enhancing insights from big data and analytics
#3: 70% of CIOs will increase enterprise exposure to risk to accelerate business agility through increased cloud adoption
#4: Enterprise business mobility will require 60% of CIOs by 2017 to support an agile architecture with next-generation mobile applications
#5: The demographic shift to young and mobile customers will require 80% of CIOs in consumer-facing businesses to integrate IT with public social networks by 2015
#6: By 2015, 3rd Platform requirements will drive 60% of CIOs to use enterprise architecture (EA) as a required IT tool, but only 40% will deploy EA effectively.
#7: By 2015, 60% of CIO security budgets for increasingly vulnerable legacy systems will be 30-40% too small to fund enterprise threat assessments
#8: By 2017, the transfer of 3rd Platform investments from IT to line-of-business budgets will require 60% of CIOs to focus the IT budget on business innovation and value
#9: By 2016, 80% of the IT budget will be based on providing broad portfolio of IT and business services
#10: By 2018, adoption of 3rd Platform IT technologies will redefine 90% of IT roles