Where is all this leading? Just how much of the IT spend will be decided by the CIO in a few years time? Should crafty CIOs be changing their job spec and title? This is what I'm looking at for the January FT Connected Business*.
I'm seeking comment from companies that have already placed technology spending in the hands of a business team outside of the IT department. I'm also interested in hearing from CIOs who think that this is not a good idea at all.
I'll be conducting interviews across the week commencing January 6 and hope to conclude my research by close of play on Friday January 10.
*Shifting IT Budgets: Who controls corporate IT spending? Gartner predicts that by 2020 90% of IT investment will be decided by business teams other than the IT department. In some companies Chief Marketing Officers already control a sizeable chunk of IT spending. What does this mean for the CIO?