The Top Ten Items in CIOs’ 2008 Shopping Carts

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IDC’s Forecast for Management Survey Predicts the Top Ten Items in CIOs’ 2008 Shopping Carts

The Top Ten Items in CIOs’ 2008 Shopping Carts

IDC's Forecast for Management (FFM) Survey, has predicted the top ten items for CIOs’ shopping carts this year. This study examines the current and future use of major application and management disciplines and their supporting technologies in Australia through to 2009.

“Half of responding CIOs have Service Oriented Architecture is their 2008 budgets. This is interesting as many IT industry participants first saw SOA as another standards and application development paradigm wave that would just fade away,” said Melissa Martin, senior market analyst, enterprise end-user programmes, IDC Australia.

“Virtualisation is another of the top technologies that CIOs will be investing in this year. This is no surprise as CIOs are now on the journey to enable their environments to be as flexible and ‘future proofed' as possible. SOA and Virtualisation technologies are enablers that can support these objectives,” added Martin.

In 2008, CIO investment dollars will focus on improving internal business/technology processes, business reporting and information management, infrastructure and communicating with partners, suppliers and customers.

IDC's survey revealed the top ten technologies or management disciplines to be in use by ANZ CIOs by 2009 as:

1. Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web services – forecast to change in use in 2007 to the start of 2009 by 141%

2. Radio Frequency ID Tags – 122%

3. Voice and/or Voice over IP – 97%

4. IT Services Quality Certification – 86%

5. Virtualisation (eg, VMWare, etc) – 75%

6. Storage over IP and/or iSCSI – 72%

7. Sales force automation tools & marketing management – 66%

8. ITIL (Information Technology Library) – 65%

9. Document Management – 63%

10. Online Exchanges/Marketplaces/Portals – 63%

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