As CIO, you are out in front of your company, thinking through trends in market conditions, technology innovation and customer behavior. Sales and marketing leaders are out there with you. But unlike them, you are tethered by the cement footprint of data center, hardware and software choices made in a different computing age. Those decisions weigh heavily on how flexible, scalable, innovative and cost-effective you can now be.
The annual State of the CIO study provides Australian chief information officers with local research on leadership strategies, salary ranges, tenure and business priorities in mid to large organisations. CIOs in organisations with an average of 145 IT staff, supporting 7000 users participated in this year’s study and provided a benchmark for best-practice in IT business management. The study is part of a global research project which allows CIOs to compare their priorities and objectives with those of equivalent organisations in the United States.