Saturday, May 22, 2010

What Your CEO Wants

Recently, CIO Insight published a slideshow called What Your CEO Wants, presenting some highlights of the study of PricewaterhouseCoopers, with nearly 1,200 senior executives at enterprises around the globe. The study, entitled 13th Annual Global CEO Survey, can be downloaded at the PricewaterhouseCoopers website, where you can also watch videos with some segments of interviews from the survey. The CIO Insight highlights are:

1 - 38% cited Business Intelligence as critical to growth via increased penetration of existing markets.

2 - 43% say they'll green-light a moderate increase in investment in technology infrastructure or applications.

3 - 16% expect a significant increase in tech investments.

4 - 78% will encourage moderate to significant increases in investments to realize cost efficiencies.

5 - 40% expect to increase capital expenditure investments.

6 - 31% are "very confident" about achieving revenue growth over the next 12 months, a significant increase from last year when it hovered around 20%.

7 - 80% of North American CEOs are somewhat or very confident about revenue growth over the next year.

8 - 67% of North American CEOs believe the economy will have recovered by the end of 2010.

9 - 39% of CEOs plan to increase headcount across the board; 25% say they're planning on a headcount reduction.

10 - HR dollars will focus on leadership and talent development—a boon for CIOs and senior IT leadership.

11 - 79% of CEOs want to increase focus and investment on managing people through change, including redefining employees' roles in the organization.

12 - Such changes in talent management could mean a shift in IT's reporting structures.

13 - 41% of CEOs expect to increase their focus on training and development.

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