The 2015 IDG Enterprise Role & Influence of the Technology Decision-Maker survey was completed with the goal of gaining insight into the evolving role and influence of IT decision-makers in today’s corporations. This year, the study delves into the various types of IT organizations and how they differ, re-explores strategic partnerships and takes a closer look at emerging technologies in the purchase process.
- The majority of enterprise organizations (50%) currently have a federated IT structure, while 42% use a centralized model.
- Executive IT and IT management are highly involved in the collaboration with departments outside of IT on projects or technical needs.
- On average, IT decision-makers collaborate with 3.4 functions/titles and this varies by company size (3.9 enterprise vs. 3.1 SMB).
- The CTO/IT architect/engineer is showing greater involvement in the IT purchase process, except in determining the business need and approve/authorize.
- Emerging tech vendors are primarily found through research (67%), peer discussions (61%) and attending events (57%).