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IT leaders make New Year predictions

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Business transformation and organizational changes are the primary New Year's resolutions being made by senior IT decision makers this year, it has been found.

According to a survey conducted by BCS, there are a number of topics that IT professionals are looking to tackle and improve this year to help drive business growth.

Senior decision makers were asked to select the top three most important issues to them in 2011, with 56 per cent of respondents naming business transformation as their primary concern, followed by operational efficiencies (44 per cent) and strategy and planning (40 per cent).

Michiel van der Voort, director of international and professional development at BCS, said: "The current economic situation means that many organisations are looking at making tough decisions and strategic business changes.

"In turn this means senior IT decision makers need to ensure that they have skilled staff in the right roles to exploit the value of IT and help create these efficiencies and add value."

Meanwhile, 71 per cent of respondents identified a strong need for them to know exactly what skills their IT team possesses, BCS found.

Posted by Richard Jones