Reality Checkers are surveys initiated by user organisations, carefully crafted with them to meet their objectives and distributed to provide ‘a moment in time' on topical corporate IT user issues. The reports are valued by corporate IT professionals as a useful benchmark reflecting current trends. They allow organisations to understand where their own strategies fit in relation to similar, large-sized organisations, safe in the knowledge that the information provided is real and free from any supplier or consultant input.
The uptake of Cloud continued to gather momentum throughout 2012, fast becoming a default strategy for the majority.
Service Management features as an important business strategy for Forum members in 2013.
Tight budgets in the Oil, Chemicals and Pharmaceutical sector are driving a need to reduce costs to remain competitive in a tight marketplace.
Utilities' IT departments will see increased budgets - and challenges - in 2013 to meet regulatory and policy developments.
Manufacturers will focus on collaboration, cloud and consumerisation in 2013.
In 2013, public sector CIOs will focus on innovation and agility against a continued backdrop of austerity and the 'digitisation' of public services.
A systematic approach to innovation, the creation of more agile businesses, and pioneering Big Data analysis and usage will be key goals in helping retailers thrive against a discouraging economic backdrop.
New regulators and legislation is likely to impact financial services companies in 2013.
In 2013, CIOs will focus on innovation and maximising business value, embracing the Cloud and consumerisation to create a more agile business.
IT Departments must help their businesses to innovate in 2013.
Determining your organisation's IT risk appetite, assessing and reviewing the current threats, along with delivering solutions based on this requires significant insight.
Virtualisation is a popular strategy amongst organisations looking to achieve both efficiencies and cost savings.