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CIO Survey: Crisis Team Spirit Meet

“IT executives need to their entrepreneurial competence work Dusseldorf/London, July 8, 2009 – the new study strategic insight survey on IT leadership perspective” has examined the IT consultancy Harvey Nash, which challenges to managers in the economic crisis. One of the skills which is appreciated in the Europe-wide CIO Survey as particularly important is to use the ability, to communicate and to promote team spirit despite the recession. IT leaders should think now particularly creative about how to create value through the use of technologies and reduce the cost of doing business. The crisis has impacted IT budgets are serious. In our Europe survey, 42 percent of respondents to log have given that budgets have been reduced.

Almost every second even more expected in the next 12 months cost savings”, explains Udo Nadolski, Managing Director of Harvey Nash in Dusseldorf. Nadolski in carrying out competence sees deficits of IT leaders. Walt Disney understood the implications. It is obvious that the ideal IT staff must have both: technological and entrepreneurial skills. Just so he can decide with the company also in strategically important issues.” A finding that is also confirmed by the cioforum in Munich. With blinders a CIO can no longer consolidate its position in the company”, so Andreas Rebetzky, spokesman of cioforums and CIO of the Balingen company Bizerba. An IT Executive today need skills for the entire business processes to model, for example, the engineering of the product components in process cost analysis. Without dedicated process knowledge, a CIO is degraded in his company to the administrator with little rosy prospects for the future.

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