IT Leaders Overstate Cooperation with Business: CIO Survey

Let’s take one of our occasional journeys into that alternate reality known as…The Mind of IT. We’ll start with this survey by, which compares responses from CIOs and business department leaders. It concludes they are working more closely than before but also finds a sharp disconnect in perceptions As in, 54% of IT leaders thing they’re working closely with business units to prioritize IT projects but just 27% of the business executives agree. Even more divergent: 73% of IT leaders think they recommend technology solutions while just 29% of business leaders think so. So either IT overstates its role or business leaders understate it. Or both.