What are CIOs planning when it comes to digitalization and their corporate IT? What strategies are they pursuing and how are they addressing the shortage of IT experts? The current “2023 CIO Agenda” study explores these questions and more.
CIO Agenda 2023: Focus on Artificial Intelligence
While cloud, security and data are now commonplace, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly important. For successful digital transformation, however, simply bringing IT up to date is not enough.
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Learn which factors CIOs and top (IT) managers within companies in the German-speaking countries are considering in their digitalization strategies for 2023, their growth forecasts for IT employee figures within the companies, and much more besides!
For most companies, digital transformation is an integral part of their corporate strategy. In this study, around 80 percent of the IT decision-makers surveyed spoke of a dedicated digitalization roadmap. While cloud technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), and data analytics remain core technologies, over 40 percent of respondents believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will have the greatest impact on a company’s business model in the future.
In addition to the use of new technologies, decision-makers in IT consider support from top management, the anchoring of a sustainability concept, a good work-life balance, and promoting their own IT specialists to be of significant importance for a successful transformation process. 30 percent of respondents believe their company is already well positioned in this respect.
Persistent change as the core of the digitalization strategy
Today, a digitalization strategy addresses the entire corporate structure and culture according to “CIO Agenda 2023”. Management support and a sustainability concept are must-haves. Furthermore, “work-life balance” is a topic no company can or should ignore, as it is quite clear that digitalization will fail without motivated IT professionals available to implement it.
In many cases, the sheer volume of tasks exceeds internal resources and skills. This is why more and more companies are bringing in external partners, customers, service providers, and sometimes even their competitors to implement future digitalization projects, thus safeguarding the future viability of their company.
The willingness of companies to change remains stable, with 35 percent of respondents agreeing, according to “CIO Agenda 2023”, with the need to work with external partners to relieve the burden on their own IT organization and achieve the digitalization goals they have set.