What CIOs Want

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 2008-01-31 Print this article Print

An exclusive Ziff Davis Enterprise survey reveals CIO desires for the coming year.


If ever it was the best of times and the worst of times for solution providers, it's now.

An exclusive survey of CIOs by The Channel Insider and its sister publication, CIO Insight, will reveal at the Ziff Davis Enterprise Channel Summit in Dallas Feb. 7 that while application services are the most used services provided by solution providers, the fast-growing areas that CIOs expect to rely on from service providers are security and disaster recovery.

This might give the average solution provider cause for joy, but another data point from this survey that will surely give solution providers cause for concern in equal positive and negative measures is that two-thirds of the CIOs surveyed said their companies are actively looking for new IT services partners. 

Click here to read the full article on The Channel Insider. 

As the Editorial Director and Senior Vice President, Michael Vizard sets the strategic editorial direction for the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis, which includes eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, The Channel Insider, Publish and Microsoft Watch,. Mr. Vizard has served as the Editor in Chief of CMP Media's Computer Resellers News, in addition to being Editor in Chief at International Data Group's InfoWorld. Mr. Vizard has also had extensive editorial management experience over an 18-year career that has included management positions with PC Week, Computerworld, Digital Review and Electronic Buyers' News.

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