Studies show the average enterpriseâ€™s IT investment is now greater than 4.2% of annual revenues and still rising. Due to some organizationâ€™s decision making processes on IT projects, many estimate put that 20% of the IT spending is visible in the IT budget. This means Business units are beginning to have their own IT budgets, which require joint decision making between central IT and the business unit themselves.
Inside the mind of Generation D: What it means to be data-rich and analytically driven - It's one thing to buy into the current belief that data and analytics can transform business. It's another thing to live it. In an IBM Center for Applied Insights global study of more than 1,000 enterprises, one particular segment 'Generation D (for data)' stands out from peers. These enterprises not only employ more advanced data sources and more sophisticated analytics; they're also adopting a more systematic, enterprise-wide approach to cloud computing, mobile and social engagement, and data and analytics. Interestingly, this GenD behavior pattern also correlates with stronger business performance across a range of key metrics.
The future has arrived. Big data and analytics, cloud, mobile, and social are now mainstream, driving strategic opportunities for the enterprise. How are leading companies staying ahead? Read Raising the game -- The IBM Business Tech Trends Study. Discover three key characteristics of pacesetters: partnering is in their DNA, analytics is their fuel and they know how to combine the four technologies to break away from the pack.
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