Insights from the 2011 IBM Global CIO Study

Insights from the 2011 IBM Global CIO Study: The Essential CIO

How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? To find out, we spoke in person with 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries. Public and private sector CIOs described both the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity. They shared how they are innovating with technology for organizational success.

These in-person conversations, along with our statistical analyses of responses, underscore the ever-more vital role of the CIO.

  • "We are looking for new and innovative ideas that improve productivity and anticipate our customers' needs, but we still have to 'keep the trains running.'"

    -- Kelly Carter, CIO, NASA