Business managers get more involved with IT

Business managers are becoming more closely involved in managing IT projects, according to CIO Connect.

Business managers are becoming more closely involved in managing IT projects, according to CIO Connect.

Just over 70% of CIOs said senior business managers get involved in major IT projects - an increase of 25% on last year. However, 33% of CIOs believe business managers have limited knowledge of what IT can do.

Thirty three per cent of CIOs said there was an interchange of staff between IT and other parts of the business - slightly lower than last year. "This is regrettable, since business placements and other forms of intense interaction between IT and the business are a valuable means for exchanging ideas," the report said.

The report also found that 41% of business managers have a say in the selection and management of strategic IT suppliers, up from 31% last year.

Sixty six per cent of CIOs said the top business/IT steering council was becoming more effective in their organisation, and 75% said they now often suggested new business systems to senior business colleagues.

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