Research reveals cautious optimism among IT leaders

The 2013 State of the CIO Survey shows that CIOs are optimistic about prospects for both their businesses and industries in the year ahead

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Results from CIO's annual 'State of the CIO' survey, now in its 12th year, finds more CIOs optimistic about prospects for both their businesses and industries in the year ahead.

However, many IT executives continue to express concerns about global recession and growing threats to enterprise security. Survey results suggest IT leaders are increasingly taking action to market IT and to build and solidify relationships with their non-IT stakeholders and their efforts appear to be paying off with a higher percentage viewed as a business peer.

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Big data and mobile spending will intensify with the percentage of CIOs expecting to complete major initiatives in these areas rising sharply. Investments in business intelligence (BI) & analytics initiatives along with data management solutions are also on the rise as IT leaders seek to understand how to best capitalize on the vast array of data available to their organizations.

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