MIS Quarterly Executive


This article presents the major findings from the Society for Information Management's (SIM) 2014 IT Trends Study. Organizations continue to invest in IT to improve operations, reduce costs, and enable business strategies. IT budgets, hiring, and salaries are modestly increasing, and IT executives are cautiously optimistic that this trend will continue into next year. Overall, the Study finds that IT is becoming more strategic and business focused. As organizations become more digitized, their focus is shifting away from tactical and operational IT issues like efficiency, service delivery, and cost reduction to more strategic and organizational priorities like business agility, innovation, the velocity of change in the organization, IT time-to-market, and the value of IT to the business. These trends are confirmed by a corresponding shift in how CIOs are spending their time, how their performance is measured, and the skills that are most important to their success.Click here for the online-only appendix (pdf).