From DevOps and cloud to machine learning, CIOs are finding their agendas are already filling up. But challenges lie ahead.
The last few months has put CIOs and their teams under huge strain, as they made great efforts to keep businesses connected as staff shifted to home working. But tech chiefs will face a new series of demands on them in the next few months as they are asked to push forward with their digital transformation plans and introduce new technologies – even as they struggle with shrinking budgets and the constant battle to find the best qualified staff.
According to research by recruiter Harvey Nash and KPMG six out of ten (61%) CIOs report that IT leaders are more influential as a result of the crisis. The question now is whether CIOs will retain that new influence.