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The new IT crowd

Perspective series

Rapid adoption and innovation in new technology is having a seismic impact on the business landscape, more so than at any other time in history.

The new IT crowd are no longer the back office geeks – they’re central to the success and growth of your organisation.

In our report, we examine how the roles of the CIO and IT manager have evolved. They now need to have considered opinions about every new innovation – and be the troubleshooters not just for IT, but also for wider business issues.

The rise of flexible working has also made IT security a major responsibility for these leaders. With 91% of IT directors concerned about implementing BYOD and 59% thinking security is a major issue with multiple operating systems, it’s no surprise that worldwide IT security costs are expected to be £18.5 million by 2017. We reveal the biggest security challenges and simple solutions to secure your organisation through this technology explosion.

The facts

61 percent

61% of non-IT business leaders say IT directors need to think more strategically. With technology high on the board agenda, 88% of IT directors agree they need to understand the bigger picture.

58 percent

58% of non-IT business leaders say IT directors need to collaborate more effectively, feeling that IT leaders are not immersing themselves within the business as much as they should to help drive the bigger picture.

88 percent

Technology is a huge potential source of competitive advantage. 88% of IT directors describe technology as a key enabler of organisational change and 76% feel it has changed the nature of the competition they face.

Don’t just take our word for it

The new IT crowd

See how IT can add more value in the cloud

Get real insights into how the new IT crowd are taking the lead as we interview an expert about their challenges.

Daniel Rajkumar, Managing Director of Web-Translations, explains how BYOD can work in your business.

The New IT Crowd – the full report

The New IT Crowd report looks at how IT directors can adapt their strategic approach to technology to meet the needs of the wider business, and respond to the increasing complexity of their role in a changing landscape. Our in-depth research and analysis includes insights and advice from business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Evolution of IT

We’ve highlighted the key findings from our research in these infographics that explore the evolving nature of IT. Find out just how and why the new IT crowd are becoming true business leaders, and see the impact on security and management complexity that BYOD is having on organisations like yours.

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