Good morning. Given the range of issues on CIOs’ agendas — from security to the cloud — our poll on top strategic matters might have produced any number of credible results. However, the importance of analytics as a business tool emerged Tuesday as this year’s top strategic priority. The poll was taken during the Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference, and showed that business intelligence and analytics was the No. 1 concern for about 40% of attendees.
The result suggests that, cyberthreats notwithstanding, CIOs truly are focused on using technology as a tool for business growth. And it shows that they are increasingly attuned to the data-centric world.
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