New IT Buyer for 2017

“The CIO office or IT department may still be the primary gatekeeper in IT planning, spending and management, but a new buyer is emerging – the non-IT business executive. These are line-of-business (LOB) buyers. This study examines these new buyers as they exist across the organizations’ departments. Additionally, it looks at IT job roles in these departments and how much they operate independently.”

One of the key points made is that LOB (Line of Business) buyers are flexing their muscles. Half of respondents said objectives for technology is now more business focused. Read the full article here.

The charts in the tweet have some interesting data.