Does the CIO Control IT Spending?post by Chris Curran on January 29, 2010
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.