At Diamond, we are in the early stages of analyzing survey data from our 2010 Diamond Digital IQ study, a multi-industry study of the strategic use of IT. The respondents are equally distributed between business and IT leaders. For more details on what to expect, have a look at the DDIQ results from the last two years and a summary published by CIO Insight.
To whet your appetites, I wanted to share one of the questions and its results. In the complex, global and distributed business world in which we live, we wanted to know as a percentage, how much of an enterprise’s total IT spend resided in the CIO’s budget. For the purposes of this question, I only included the results from the IT leaders with the thought that it would be the most accurate. Here are the results:
Forty-one percent of those surveyed said that 30% or more of their companies’ IT spend lived elsewhere. Only 37% said that they controlled between 90-100%. This is certainly a complex question to analyze and understand given the complex business structures, sourcing approaches and IT service models. I wonder if there are other indications here of an emerging trend to distribute more IT capability?
Stay tuned for an early view of other results and the complete analysis.
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