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’71pc Indian CIOs to spend more on IT staff salaries’

India tops IT salary increases in 2014, 71 per cent of
Indian CIOs will spend more on IT staff salaries, according to the Forrester’s
Forrsights Budgets and Priorities Survey, Q4 2013.

India tops IT salary increases in 2014, 71 per cent of
Indian CIOs will spend more on IT staff salaries, according to the Forrester’s
Forrsights Budgets and Priorities Survey, Q4 2013.

Moreover, 70% of Indian CIOs will report to CEOs by 2016. “As
the boundary between IT and business blurs further, CEOs will get more directly
involved in business-led technology discussions as a means to differentiate
their organization and drive business growth. They’ll look for new technology
capabilities to respond to customer needs better, faster, and cheaper — and
won’t be satisfied with an IT organization that merely keeps the lights on, said
Manish Bahl, analyst at Forrester research.

According to Bahl, 2014 will be a boom or doom year for
Indian CIOs. The price to pay for increased staff salaries is to clearly
demonstrate how they help drive their organization’s BT agenda. CIOs stuck with
a traditional IT agenda will find themselves left behind.  

He further stated that IT lacks business-oriented
communication skills and team members rarely or never share business knowledge with
each other. IT staff continue to be order-takers. The biggest challenge for
CIOs today is how to make their technical people more business-savvy; this
problem will only get more difficult as pressure from the business increases.

Focusing on Indian CIOs, Bahl further stated that CIOs need
to lead a fundamental shift in their teams in order to be well-prepared for the
future. CIOs must alter their teams’ job descriptions and performance metrics
to win in the age of the customer.

By CIO staff

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