Seven out of ten respondents to a recent Gartner survey see growing their turnover as the key goal for 2010 and 62% of CEOs view IT as vital to their post-recession strategies. Cost-cutting was the top objective in last year’s survey, but fell to fith position in the latest round of research.
Nearly a third of respondents (29%) expected revenues to rise next year, but 10% admitted they do not anticipate any growth in 2010.
"These preliminary results will help CIOs and their teams with the planning and budgeting work they are doing in the next few months,” said Mark Raskino, research vice president and Gartner fellow.
“With business leaders progressively shifting their time and attention away from the introspection of restructuring and tactical cost cutting, and back towards customer value propositions and servicing during 2010, IT leaders should propose new ways in which technology can be used to support existing and new customers. They should also discuss talent-management issues and consider special provisions for key talent,” Raskino added.
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