Tech Budgets 2020: A CXO’s Guide See the outlook for business leaders in 2020 and where they are spending their tech dollars. We’ve also got valuable advice on how to best optimize your budget plans. Gartner says global IT spending is set to increase by 1.1% this year, but even those minor rises come with major strings attached. Line-of-business executives now take a big interest in the way technology is procured and used – and the decisions that IT leaders make are under more scrutiny than ever before. TechRepublic Digital transformation: A cheat sheet Read More But what about if your CEO turned a minor increase in your IT budget into a major investment? How would you use technology to create a strategic advantage for your organisation? Four CIOs explain how they’d splash the cash if money was no object. 1. Empower people through digital inclusion Dylan Roberts, chief digital and information officer at Leeds City Council, says he would direct funds towards digital literacy. The UK city has an aspiration to get 100 percent of its citizens online. Roberts says people who can’t use technology will be excluded in the future, but it’s also a significant issue right now. SEE: Digital transformation: A CXO’s guide (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic) “So, I would create a foundation of opportunity for everyone,” he says. “If you can get people online in their context based on the things they want to achieve, the value is potentially… [Read full story]
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