The Essential CIO: Insights from the Global Chief Information Officer Study
Since our 2009 Global CIO Study, cloud computing shot up in priority, selected by 45 percent more CIOs than before and leaping into a tie for fourth place with business process management (60 percent each).
Both cloud computing and outsourcing are critical tools for CIOs to reallocate internal resources from routine system maintenance toward tasks that are most valuable to their organizations.
Although it was on the 2009 list, cloud computing took a giant leap. Now it has come of age, rising more than any other CIO priority.