IDC's research shows that today, more than 50% technology budgets sit outside of IT. Chinese business leaders are investing into digital technology to compete and innovate in an increasingly digital-first marketplace. Likewise, technology leaders must evolve from traditional roles in IT management to integrating and orchestrating digital initiatives across business units and functions. To succeed, future CIO/CTOs must integrate technology road maps with business strategy and rebuild a platform-based architecture and foundation while enabling businesses to innovate data-driven products, services, and experiences.
China Office of the CIO/CTO (Chinese Version) research examines critical agenda items including digital priorities, challenges, emerging technologies, and investment trends to guide technology leaders' evolution into digital-first orchestrators. It also covers persona-based best practices in IT leadership, IT organization transformation, and technology selection as Chinese organizations continue their transformations in becoming future enterprises.
The program includes quantitative insights in the forms of maturity benchmarks and technology buyer surveys that are contextualized against IDC China IT Spending Guide trends. These insights are further informed through qualitative research in the form of buyer interviews, peer best practices, and vendor selection criteria to provide actionable recommendations for the Chinese market by industry, technology, and use case scenarios.