2002 is shaping up to be more difficult than 2001 in terms of economic and business pressures. This is the clear message from Gartner's 1,500 EXP CIO members. IT budgets have stalled for the first time in five years. But there's a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Better times will return, perhaps sooner than you expect.
The important message is that the difficult decisions and actions required now shouldn't be taken at the expense of the future. The future belongs to IS leaders who balance the demands of the present with the needs of the future. The purpose of this report is to help you keep your balance.
Why balance matters
The question underlying this report is: How are the important aspects of the IS leadership environment changing and what are the implications for the enterprise?
To answer this, we sought opinions on five aspects of your IS leadership environment: