CIO challenges, trends and predictions in 2014: IDC

IDC, market intelligence agency, has shared top 10 predictions for enterprise CIOs in 2014.

The top 10 CIO predictions include:

IDC says in two years, over 70 percent of CIOs will change their primary role from directly managing IT to become an innovation partner.

Before 2017, only 40 percent of CIOs will rise to the challenge from CxOs to partner in strategic planning.

70 percent of CIOs will increase enterprise exposure to risk.

Enterprise business mobility will require 60 percent of CIOs by 2017 to support an agile architecture.

The demographic shift to young and mobile customers will require 80 percent of CIOs in consumer-facing businesses to integrate IT with public social networks by 2015.

By 2015, 3rd Platform requirements will drive 60 percent of CIOs to use enterprise architecture (EA) as a required IT tool, but only 40 percent will deploy EA effectively.

By 2015, 60 percent of CIO security budgets for increasingly vulnerable legacy systems will be 30-40 percent too small to fund enterprise threat assessments.

By 2017, the transfer of 3rd Platform investments from IT to line-of-business budgets will require 60 percent of CIOs to reduce the cost of infrastructure and operations.

By 2016, 80 percent of the IT budget will be based on providing service integration.

By 2018, adoption of 3rd Platform IT technologies will redefine 90 percent of IT roles.

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