Thanks to our Google alerts I just happened upon this post by Simon Murphy of Deloitte where he shares insights about the development, release, collation and results of Deloitte’s 2009 CIO Survey. It is very interesting to read that he concludes that LinkedIn proved by far the biggest pull to the survey results followed by his colleague Harry Godddard’s guest post here on the IIA blog and inclusion in the November Digital Digest. The fact that we also push these sources out to various social networks was undoubtedly helpful in spreading the word.
The survey results are well worth a read and with my nerdy social research background I am very happy to read on Simon’s blog that Deloitte plan to run the survey again next year. Nothing like the promise of some longitudinal data to get the heart racing of a cold Tuesday morning!
Harry Goddard, a Partner in IIA Member Company Deloitte, has submitted a guest post below. Deloitte have relesed the results of their recent Chief Information Officer Survey and are interested to hear your thoughts on it. You can leave comments below or on their own site.
We’ve just released the results of our first survey of CIOs and IT managers in Ireland in what we hope is the first in a new series of annual surveys dedicated exclusively to the state of Irish IT. The survey provides some good insights and indicates that, at best, a return to ‘business as usual’ for CIOs and IT departments is still some way off or, more likely, that business as usual is changed for good.
A couple of key findings emerged from the survey – enabling business cost reduction is the number one priority for IT departments through 2010; however, for many organisations, this will be done against a backdrop of falling budgets. It seems also that IT cost reduction has not gone away and the challenge for CIOs and IT managers will be achieving incremental and sustainable IT cost savings beyond what they have achieved in 2009. What also came across loud and clear is that IT needs to deliver value to the business – IT is still not seen as a strategic partner.
We have created a dedicated results Deloitte.
The IIA International Strategy Working Group had their inaugural meeting last month and they were straight out of the starting blocks!
Many Irish organisations are already generating significant revenues from International markets, but could we help you improve on this and how are you performing compared to the market?
The IIA International Strategy Working Group will be holding a seminar in the Autumn to help organisations better tap into international revenues using the Internet. In advance of this seminar, called “Growing international revenues using the Internet”, we are looking to identify how we can best meet your areas of interest. It would be great if you could complete our short survey.
Your responses are private and anonymised and will only be used by the IIA and the working group for this purpose.
Check back later in the summer for more details of this event. The Working Group will also post here regularly to keep you updated.
The following post was written by Richard Bowden on behalf of the Web Development Working Group and summarises the key findings of their recent survey asking you what kind of outputs you hope to see from the IIA Web Development Working Group.
The Web Development working group was established under the auspices of the Irish Internet Association to review best practices in the area of website development and make recommendations that will be of benefit to both website owners and developers.
To assist the group, an online survey was used to get feedback from people with either a business or technological perspective on the areas on which they would like to see the working group focus. Within a short time of the survey being launched, the group had received a range of feedback which has been beneficial to their work and they would like to thank all the respondents and the other organisations that marketed the survey to ensure that the group had feedback from both IIA members and non-members.
In summary, some of the interesting points contained in the feedback included;
- While there was an even spread between the topics of interest to the survey respondents, the following were ranked in the top six;
- Web development best practices
- Ways to upgrade existing websites
- Managing and writing web content
- Planning for growth / scalability
- Going mobile
- Making the business case for investing in web development
- Nearly half of our respondents consider themselves both as purchasers and sellers of web development services. A third of the respondents consider themselves solely as purchasers of development services with the remainder categorising themselves as sellers
- There was a wide range of business sectors that responded, including Tourism, Marketing, Financial Services, Public Sector, Manufacturing, Health, Education, Web development and design.
- The range of responses were evenly spread as regards number of employees, with approximately a third of responses in each category; 1-3 employees, 4- 50 and 51+ employees
- In relation to the web technologies that each respondent is using; the majority are using either a content management solution and/or web applications such as blogging software on their website. Nearly 1 in 5 is using web based intranet technology while 10% of respondents are using a static brochure type website. 1% of respondents have no current website presence.
- In terms of web technology spend in 2008, nearly half of the respondents spend over €50,000
- A selection of additional comments included;
- An interest in Open source vs. proprietary solutions
- A benefit from having access to a standard practice for estimating and pricing web design and development projects in the Irish & EU markets.
- Promotion of good software development practices and highlight successful software projects
- A need to highlight the importance of accessibility
The working group is now in the process of reviewing the responses and analysing related best practices with a view to initially preparing a breakout session at the IIA Congress on May 21st and subsequently producing a practical guide for Irish businesses.
IIA Members may download the results as a PDF here. (PDF, 264k, password required)
The IIA Social Media Working Group are reworking the draft of their recently shared Guide to Business Blogging after the recent workshop (3 part podcast now available and well worth a listen). One area that we felt needed some attention was the case studies and we this in mind we are inviting all to participate by completing the following questionnaire with a view to be included as a case study. This survey takes about ten minutes to complete and the working group would really appreciate your input.
The end of 2008 is looming and we are doing a bit of navel gazing here in IIA HQ. Navels are all very well for gazing at but they’re a bit low on useful information. All of you however have lots of information about our events in your pretty little noggins and we want it!
We’ve prepared a survey about our events where we ask you about what you liked about last year’s events, what you didn’t like, what kind of events you would like to see next year and we also ask your opinion on some specific aspects of our programme. So fill out the survey please – it’ll only take five minutes!
Another company who joined the IIA in August are Results International who tell us that they are the leading global Mergers & Acquisitions firm specialising in the marketing, media and digital space. They are no slackers when it comes to making the most of their IIA membership. They have already invited IIA members to participate in a survey about digital advertising. The aim of their survey is to assess the current attitudes of Irish companies to digital advertising across time and between sectors, and to elicit the attitudes of key executives in Ireland towards the growth of the digital marketing. The survey runs until 10th September so there is still time to contribute. And if you need an incentive to take part all participants will get a free, advance copy of the survery findings. As a self-confessed research junkie I think that is incentive enough! Take the survey now.
For those of you who need more incentive it’s very easy to meet Results International Group for coffee with their “Meet for Coffee” navigation menu item on their site. A nice touch!
It was a sad day in the IIA office when I had to tell my colleagues that no, they could not do the survey and be in with a chance to win a 16GB Apple IPod Touch. So come next December if you are scratching your head and wondering what on earth should I get Roseanne, Fergal and Irene in the IIA for Christmas…
We had a great response so thank you very much to everyone who completed the survey. The results are available on our website – currently just available to members so please log in to access them*. We will announce the winner at Congress, on the IIA site and here next Thursday. Oh the suspense – it’s just like Next Top Model!
One statistic that interested me was the 46.9% who indicated that the absence of a business case was the main barrier to deployment of social networking and new media technologies. We hope, with the presentations of case studies at next Thursday’s congress, that those of you who wish to be convinced, will be and those of you seeking to convince, will have ample ammunition when next you are asked, “What’s so brilliant about social networking and new media anyway?”
And now for some Friday fun. For the 7.3% who responded “What are you talking about?!” when asked which social networking and new media technologies they use in their business I will leave it to the good folks in Commoncraft to explain it all. (Buíochas leis an Imeall don nasc!)
Have a great weekend and see you all next Thursday!
*Have you forgotten your username and password? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get one out to you ASAP!
I mentioned that I am in total research mode while finishing up my M.Sc. in Social Research Skills. So here goes my first attempt at picking your brains! Please tell us how does your business use social networking and new media technologies?
In advance of the IIA Congress 2008 “Beyond Websites: Business uses of Social Networking and New Media” (which I may have mentioned here once or twice ) we and our newest member, Ciall.com, would like to get some idea of how you use these technologies in your company or organisation.
We have developed a survey which will take no more than 3 minutes to complete. This survey asks 10 key questions about your experience and use of these technologies.
Take part in the survey and be in with a chance to win a 16GB Apple IPod Touch with thanks to the IIA’s newest member, Ciall.com. Ciall.com provide professional expertise to their clients in information systems, business process and strategic planning.
Take the survey now!
The information gathered in this survey will be anonymised. The resulting anonymised data will be shared with Ciall.com and key findings will be reported on the IIA website and in the press. If you have any queries please contact Roseanne Smith at email@example.com