IT-Trends Study 2011

| Point of View

Organizations ask for innovation again.

There is a great demand for innovation, especially IT innovation, after the crises. It is about developing something new in order to improve the products and services of a company. This is not an unknown but an unfamiliar challenge for many CIOs, because in recent years many of them have mainly focused on cost reduction and increasing the efficiency of IT services. Now they are to leverage technology to tap into new sources of revenue.

The need for innovation has an impact on almost all IT areas: it leads to higher budgets, influences the role of the CIO and demands changes in the IT organisation, as the IT services of many companies outside the high-tech and consumer electronics industries are not yet equipped to develop services and products for end customers. How do the CIOs address this challenge? Which companies develop most effectively?