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CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities 2018

Purpose and Methodology

CIO Tech Poll: Top Represented
Total respondents: 186
Industries:
Tech Priorities High Tech 15%
was conducted to Audience base: CIO Forum on Financial Services 11%
gauge for the LinkedIn and CIO Services (Legal/Consulting/
Audience
upcoming year Real Estate) 9%
which technology Government 9%
Heads of IT: 100% Manufacturing 9%
areas will be the
Retail/Wholesale/
focus of IT leaders, Job Titles: C-level 67% Distribution 8%
and to measure Director/Manager/ Healthcare 7%
the direction of Supervisor 20% Education 5%
spending within EVP/SVP/VP 10%
those categories. Other 3%

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Enterprises Expect Tech Budget Growth

59%
57% 56% 57% Enterprise
54% 53% 53% 53%
51% 50% 45% SMB
48%
46%
39% 38%
36% 34% 35%
33%
39% 31% 28% Enterprise
28% 28% 38%
32% 25% 45% SMB

18% 29%
23% 13% 14%
12% 12%
19%
16% 16% Enterprise
13% 13% 10% SMB
11%

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Increase Decrease Remain the Same

Q: Will your overall IT budget increase, decrease or remain the same in the next 12 months compared to the past 12 months?

Source: CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities, 2010 - 2018; CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook, 2011 - 2017 3
Aligning Research with Tech Initiative Spending
47% 47% 46% 45% 44% 44% 43%44% 43% 41%
37% 35%
27%
23%
20%
16% 16%
12%

Plan to
increase Biz continuity/ Predictive analytics Public cloud Hybrid cloud Machine learning/ AI Mobile devices Data Private cloud
spending disaster recovery cognitive systems mgmt./storage
in the next
37%
12 months
33% 32% 32% 32%
28% 29% 29% 28% 27%
24% 25%
22% 21%
Actively 16%
researching
or have on
9%
their radar

Internet of Things Software defined SDN Virtualization, Virtualization, Robotics Co-location Virtualization,
WAN server storage services desktop/application
Q: Which option best describes your current activity for each of the following technology initiatives? AND Will your spending for each of the
following technology initiatives increase, decrease or remain the same in the next 12 months compared to the past 12 months? BASE: Among those having
some interest in the technology initiative.

Source: CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities, 2018 4
Security Related Tools Prove to be Single
Most Important Tech Project

Business continuity/disaster recovery 22%
Predicitve analytics 13%
Data management/storage 12%
16% Enterprise
Hybrid cloud 11% 8% SMB
Mobile devices 8%
Public cloud 8% 0% Enterprise
Artificial Intelligence 12% SMB
6%
Machine learning 4%
Internet of Things 4%
SDN 3%

Q: Of the technologies that you mentioned you have implemented or are considering implementing, which is the single most important technology
project that your IT department is working on right now?

Source: CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities, 2018 5
New Data/Analytics Companies Have an Advantage

Big data and analytics 57%
Connected devices/Internet of Things 43%
Cloud computing 43%
Mobile 38%
Social media 36%
Enterprise applications (BI, CRM, ERP, etc,) 32%
Unified communications 27%
Application development 25%
Hardware/servers 24%
Storage 23%

Q: For which technology areas is your organization most likely to consider partnering with a newer technology vendor?

Source: CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities, 2017 6
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