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BYOD may not yet be priority issue for UK CIOs

Alex Scroxton

A new report on business transformation from managed services provider Calyx has revealed that collaboration and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) business strategies have not yet gained anything like the traction that has been touted.

Calyx teamed up with research specialists Vanson Bourne and quizzed 100 CIOs on their ICT strategies to compile the latest version of its Business Transformation Index, and found that just 6% believed BYOD will be an area that will transform their operations.

Nearly three quarters cited managed services and SaaS, while 60% named virtualisation and 53% nominated cloud as the areas that would drive their ICT strategies in the near future.

The research also found that while 56% of IT directors had planned or executed a transformation programme, a third were making only incremental changes.

Close to half claimed that tying strategic overhaul of the business operations to changing corporate objectives was holding things back, and 60% claimed the recession had curbed their ability to innovate.

Calyx chief executive Martin Mackar said that midmarket firms needed to pursue a clear strategic change agenda if they were to put themselves at the heart of the economic recovery, saying: "The majority is still struggling to deliver full ICT-driven transformation."

"The good enws is that CIOs clearly recognise the massive potential for innovations like managed services, cloud and BYOD to change their organisations," he added. "In particular there is refreshing lack of workplace cynicism over previous corporate IT failures."


 

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