CIO MAGAZINE TECH POLL SHOWS ACCELERATION OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY WITHIN IT

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IT Leaders Focus on IT Infrastructure Investments to Drive Innovation

Framingham, Mass. – February 22, 2011 – IDG’s CIO, the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership, reveals the CIO Magazine Tech Poll results for January 2011. The poll findings paint a positive picture for economic recovery as participants highlight specific investment goals and increased spending on technology categories.

Results from more than 300 top IT executive respondents show that investments enabling business process innovations continue to be their top priority (36% in 2011 and 33% in 2010), followed by lower business operation costs (25%), creating top line revenue growth (21%),and managing IT infrastructure more efficiently (17%).

“We noticed in these findings how the stabilizing economy is pushing revenue growth even higher as a key focus area for CIOs,” said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief, CIO magazine and events. “This is an important strategic shift for CIOs as IT’s contribution to business growth moves to a higher priority than cost-cutting and streamlining, which was a primary focus last year.”

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