IT Priorities in Aus and NZ, 2009

Summary:The results of the latest IT Insights & Priorities Research Report from the end of last year show that Australian and New Zealand IT decision makers have a clear focus on cutting costs and increasing productivity.

Integration and productivity

Perhaps a reflection of the ever changing nature of government departments, organisational integration is ranked highest by government respondents, with 24 per cent rating this as a top priority and a further 46 per cent said it was a high priority.

Overall, 34 per cent of respondents said this was a low priority or not on the agenda, with government respondents less likely to respond this way (23 per cent).

When it comes to placing organisation integration as a top priority, healthcare and finance/ banking/ insurance follow close behind, with 21 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

As far as increasing productivity government respondents were at the other end of the scale, with 22 per cent saying this is a low priority or not on the agenda and only 17 per cent stating this was a top priority. This is significantly below the average across all sectors, with 27 per cent of respondents making productivity a top priority, with finance/banking/insurance leading the pack here (42 per cent).

IT sector respondents do not see organisational integration as important, but this is heavily influenced by the response base (43 per cent are from a company with 10 or less employees). This sector does see productivity as important though, ranking second here with 32 per cent rating it a top priority and a further 53 per cent saying it is a high priority.

Topics: IT Priorities, Emerging Tech

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