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2013 IT Priorities Survey

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A cursory glance at nearly any IT article, survey or report confirms that enterprises have plunged into the era of big data. Immersed in bits and bytes in today’s modern IT environment, companies of all sizes express a growing hunger for the experience, processes and tools necessary to harvest this data into actionable information that drives decision-making and helps carve out competitive advantage.

Satisfying this hunger falls, of course, to the IT function. Yet a more rigorous inspection of IT reveals a function awash in much more than data. The function’s responsibilities, priorities and to-do lists continue to expand more broadly and more deeply every year.



’s 2013 IT Priorities Survey is designed to help CIOs and IT professionals classify areas in need of attention so that they can better execute the function’s strategic mandate. The survey’s findings and our accompanying analysis should help CIOs and their teams as they assess their own priorities and key areas of focus for 2013.

According to the results, key priorities for IT departments this year include:

  1. Policies and measures around social media and mobile commerce
  2. Managing and classifying big data
  3. Incident response and monitoring security events
  4. Managing third-party vendors for compliance
  5. Business resumption plans in the face of unforeseen crises

Want to know how your organization compares? Benchmark your priorities against the results of our survey by using our online tool.


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An executive luncheon for an in-person discussion of the survey results and networking opportunity with your peers.
Date/Time: March 21. 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Location: Chicago, IL

By invitation only. For more information, or if you would like to attend this event, please contact: jennie.plumlee@protiviti.com​​


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