Launch of world’s largest Tech Leadership Survey – June 19

We’ve just launched the 2019 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, the largest technology leadership survey in the world, analyzing responses from organisations with a combined technology spend of over US$250bn.

On the morning of the launch (12th June 2019), news pieces appeared in – The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, City AM, Forbes, Management Today and in many tech titles including Computer Weekly, Computing and Information Age. As part of the media campaign, seven comment pieces, written by ProServ for Harvey Nash and KPMG appeared online – covering a range of topics from business-led IT to AI and jobs.

One of the key findings of the survey was that almost two-thirds (63%) of organisations now allow technology to be managed outside the IT department, a shift that brings with it both significant business advantages and increased privacy and security risks. When IT spend is managed away from the direct control of the CIO companies are twice as likely to have multiple security areas exposed, and more likely to become a victim of a major cyber-attack.

However, where the IT team is formally involved in decision making around business-led IT, business advantages include improving time to market new products (52% more likely) and employee experience (38% more likely).

The accompanying report said that the huge opportunity to capitalise on the value of business-led IT, but also manage its risks, comes at a time of significant change for the business, the CIO, and the IT department, as the survey found:

  • Fewer CIOs sit on the board
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation is driving huge change
  • Skills shortages are at an all time high