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2006: The Year CIOs Put Enterprise Governance Into Action! Says IDC

  • 13 April, 2006 10:13

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, April 13, 2006 - In 2005 regulatory compliance activities dominated the world for many CIOs. This ensured many focused on preparing, defining, agreeing and communicating Enterprise Governance policies and procedures.</p>
<p>"2006 will be the year Enterprise Governance is put into action!" said Catherin Bennett, Director for IDC's IT Management Programme. "A key driving factor is also the fact that many Senior Business Executives are now viewing IT as a greater source of competitive advantage".</p>
<p>IDC's 2005-2006 'Forecast for Management' study has found that for CIOs across both Australia and New Zealand there is significant interest in ensuring that technology projects align with their organisation's strategy. This is resulting in many formalising their governance processes in order to achieve compliance and an Enterprise / IT Architecture that meets the needs of their business.</p>
<p>This study also found that an organisation's size drives specific reporting structures in order to ensure effective IT governance, with 55.5 percent of these IT Executives now reporting directly to the CEO.</p>
<p>"The staff that support the CIO are critical to success" added Ms. Bennett. "As predicted last year, with improving economic conditions and business reinvesting in their technology platforms and infrastructure, retaining and recruiting key staff will become a top priority for CIOs. The good news is that most activities to retain and motivate existing staff are underway, and forecast recruitment levels in certain roles are high."</p>
<p>IDC research reveals that by December 2006, Australian IT Executives expect to increase their hiring of applications developers and help desk support staff.</p>
<p>For more information or to purchase the 2005-2006 'Forecast for Management' study, please contact Catherin Bennett on phone 02-9925-2259 or email</p>
<p>Join Catherin Bennett at IDC's 2006 Directions event on April 27th for her presentation "The CIO Exposed". This year's event titled "Australia's Role in a Shrinking Globe: Seizing Opportunities in a Connected World" will bring together key players from the IT&amp;T industry in an exciting one day format. Throughout the day IDC analysts will apply IDC's rigorous methodologies and analysis to discern future trends, top growth opportunities, hot vertical segments and success strategies to help you understand how to maximize your opportunities in today's connected world.</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Catherin Bennett,
Director, IT Management Programme,
Phone: 61 2 9925 2259</p>
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