CIO Poll Indicates Core Focus on Top-Line Growth

Posted on April 3, 2012. Filed under: CIO, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , , |

By Stephen Van Vreede (@ITtechExec) 4WKUTNWFFKH6

(Technorati claim: 4WKUTNWFFKH6) A fresh poll of CIOs by Gartner has indicated that 43% of CIOs and CTOs view the role of technology primarily as a way to drive business growth. This is a growing trend that should drive beneficial results. Too often, the business demands ways to reduce operating expenses without any consideration for the opportunity cost for focusing on revenue growth. Unless a business has a higher cost structure than sales, a 10% increase in revenue is going to have greater value than a 10% reduction in costs.

Back to the poll…

Cio Poll

CIO Poll of Technology

  • 21% of CIOs and CTOs view the role of technology to cut business costs.
  • An additional 6% focus on reducing IT operating costs.
  • 18% focus on enhancing the customer experience.
  • 11% focus on supporting existing operations.

CIO Resume: How does this Poll Impact The Resume & Your Brand?

When preparing your brand message and deciding how best to communicate that in the CIO or CTO resume, keep these stats in mind. Primarily focus your achievements on revenue growth. Follow that up with good stories about how you led initiatives to drive down organizational costs, streamline operations, and strengthen customer relationships.

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