By Neo Sesinye
Tomas Nielsen, research director at Gartner
Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help.
Half of the CIOs in Africa said their organisation has changed or is in the process of changing their business models, and the CIO will have a pivotal role to play, according Gartner, Inc.’s annual CIO survey.
The survey found that 63 per cent of CIO respondents in Africa are taking a lead role or are heavily involved in the decision to change business models.
The survey also revealed that IT has a paramount role to play in the change. “For 90 per cent of CIOs in Africa IT is very or extremely important to business model change,” said Tomas Nielsen, research director at Gartner.
Gartner analysts presented these findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place in Cape Town through Wednesday. The 2019 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from more than 3,000 CIO respondents in 89 countries and all major industries, representing approximately $15 trillion in revenue/public-sector budgets and $284 billion in IT spending. Sixty-two CIOs from Africa were surveyed, representing $4.4 billion in IT spending.
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Source:: IT News Africa