People More Important Than IT Business-Alignment

Alignment takes backseat to retention, says SIM study.

IT-business alignment, long every CIO’s top anxiety, is now playing second fiddle to the problem of finding and keeping the right people, according to IT leaders responding to the Society for Information Management’s annual survey:

What’s Your Biggest Concern?

51 percent: finding and keeping IT talent

42 percent: aligning IT and the business

40 percent: building business skills in IT staff

(This last worry is making the list of top 10 CIO concerns for the very first time.)

Source: Society of Information Management

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