With technology disrupting businesses and their processes all over the world, it stands to reason that the role of IT will similarly change. Previously, IT had taken on more of an auxiliary role within businesses, being more of a support for infrastructure. Now, as tech gets more and more interwoven with business processes, IT departments across companies are beginning to transition into a more planning-related, management-oriented role.
Just how is this changing role of IT occurring? This is what a recent survey by Avanade, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, aims to determine. Partnering with Wakefield Research and surveying over 1,003 C-level executives, business unit leaders and IT decision makers globally, Avanade’s research shows that technology budgets and decision-making are increasingly migrating away from IT departments, with IT taking on more consultative roles in enterprises.
Some of their findings are summarised below:
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