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CIOs Aiming At Mobility, Virtualisation Reveals IBM Survey

IBM has added mobility, virtualisation and analytics amongst their top priorities for this year, the tech giant from Armonk, New York revealed.

The announcement by the company came just after it conducted a survey of almost 3,018 global CIOs, including 181 from New Zealand and Australia.

The company said that having spent almost a decade playing an important role in modernising legacy systems, CIOs are now becoming more of a business-focused aspect in the company’s functionalities.

IBM also divided its organisation into 4 categories-Leverage, Expand, Transform and Pioneer,

on the basis of the potential role they could play in the coming days.

The primary focus of “Leverage” will be on increasing efficiency, while “Expand” is expected by the company bosses to play an important role in enhancing the company’s business processes.

“Transform” and “Pioneer” on the other hand are aimed at improving external relationships and innovating new products, market and business models respectively.

“I think what has forced the change is the increase in complexity. Legacy systems aren’t going to take us into the future, and that’s really driving investment,” Leighton Contractors CIO, Diane Fernley-Jones said in statement (opens in new tab).

“We’ve got to do things smarter; we cannot use a business model from ten years ago,” she added.

Radu Tyrsina
Radu Tyrsina

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.