CFOs making the IT decisions in nearly half of businesses – Gartner

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Computerworld UK

They authorise a quarter of tech investments

The chief financial officer is becoming the top technology decision maker in around half of businesses, according to Gartner research.

The analyst house has published the results of its Financial Executives International (FEI) Technology Study, which shows that more IT organisations report to the CFO than to any other executive function or role.

According to the study, 42 percent of IT organisations report to the CFO. In 45 percent of organisations the CFO leads the technology investment strategy, by being the sole decision maker (7 percent), or leading a team that makes technology/IT decisions (38 percent). Read more

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