CIOs seen losing power as virtualization, cloud grow, Brazil, Info. Technology, news
Chief information officers (CIOs) will gradually lose power and control of their IT budgets over the next years, Gartner senior research VP Peter Sondergaard told journalists during a press conference.
“By 2014, CIOs will be responsible for just 25% of [IT] expenditures,” the executive said.
This weakening is related to an IT pattern shift brought on by virtualization and cloud computing, Sondergaard said, which both tend to lead to IT departments becoming less centralized.
But such a phenomenon does not mean that CIOs will become unnecessary, he said. Nor will IT become less important or will companies invest less in IT.
On the contrary, “while overall IT expenditures [including the private consumer] will grow at above 4% over the next few years, enterprise IT expenditures alone are likely to increase around 5% worldwide,” Sondergaard said.
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