Which initiatives should be top on the agenda of CIOs in 2012/2013? This Advisory note suggests answers to this question, based on the ongoing research of KuppingerCole. The report proposes three initiatives within six areas, which promise specific benefits for the future development of IT. They represent responses to current and future trends. The goal is an IT, which is fit for the future, but at the same time based on what is feasible, and is oriented at the meaningful and the observable changes of the requirements.
The report concisely describes each of the areas for action naming the activities which are meaningful from our perspective together with their reasons. This will provide a basis for planning the IT budget in 2012/2013 and in subsequent years.
The topics themselves are prioritized within each of the three areas. The most important areas of interest are named first, according to the perspective of KuppingerCole. Depending on the actual status of the IT organization, but also taking the current requirements into account, the topics can be identified where investments will be prioritized.