Top 10 Technology Projects in 07
Business process improvements, customer relationship management and business analytics are high on CIOs' to-do lists this year.If there is any question that technology initiatives must respond to business needs, it is put to rest by what readers of this magazine say theyre focusing on in 2007. More than a third of those who took our top-projects survey say they are looking to do business process improvement. The next hottest areas, customer relationship management and business analytics, also require collaboration between information technologists and business people. Nowadays, businesses arent funding anything whose return on investment they cant see.
"The projects we have scheduled for 2007 all answer a particular business need," says Gabrielle Wolfson, chief information officer of Spring Valley, N.Y.-based Par Pharmaceutical. "Youre not going to implement technology for the sake of technology."