1Need for “Speedy” Innovation, Software Updates Puts Pressure on CIOs
With their organizations seeking to gain greater competitive edge, CIOs are under immense pressure to release software updates more rapidly than ever—once a day, if not on the hour, according to a recent survey from Dynatrace. The accompanying “2018 Global CIO Report” covers a range of major challenges that CIOs are facing today, including the software updates, a “need for speed” in innovation, cloud migration and DevOps. The constant demands to innovate swiftly, for example, place the customer experience at risk. And cloud migrations frequently hurt app performance. An estimated 800 global CIOs took part in the research, which was conducted by market research firm Vanson Bourne. This slideshow presents survey highlights, with charts provided courtesy of Dynatrace.
2Software Updates Become a Daily Routine
3Productivity Demands on the Rise
4Customer Experiences May Suffer due to Rapid Innovation
5Cloud Migrations Cast Doubt on App Performance
When moving services to the cloud, 67 percent of CIOs said they face the challenge of ensuring that app performance is not negatively impacted by the move. In addition, 57 percent said they’re challenged in attempting to identify whether the migration of an app to the cloud has delivered the desired benefits.
6DevOps Adoption Faces Difficulties
Dynatrace reports that 68 percent of CIOs said their company has either already implemented DevOps, or are starting to explore the possibilities of doing so. However, 74 percent said their DevOps efforts are undermined by the absence of shared data and toolsets making it difficult for IT to obtain a “single view of the truth.”
7CIOs Struggle with Departmental Silos
8Putting out Fires Derails Digital Transformation
9Significant Amount of Unplanned Work Linked to IT Outages
The report reveals that 55 percent of CIOs said IT outages triggered by external issues is a leading cause of unplanned work. Just over one-half of CIOs said the need to resolve performance issues due to database changes is a major generator of unplanned work.