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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

There are 12 questions that will require an estimated 10 minutes of your time. You'll receive a summary of your rating upon completion.

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$14.5 billion

Estimated size of the worldwide SaaS market in 2012 (up nearly 18% from 2011).1


Percentage of IT decision-makers surveyed in North America and Europe who plan to implement a BYOD policy in 2012.2


Percentage of IT decision-makers surveyed in North America and Europe who said their organizations have implemented or are piloting a BYOD policy.2

1 "Forecast: Software as a Service, All Regions, 2010-2015, 1H12 Update," Gartner Inc., March 2012
2 "Sourcing in an Age of Mobility," Forrester Research, Inc., January 2012

One question

Q: In the cloud era, are CIOs conductors or constructors?

A: Conductors, because they need to ensure that moving from the company's own IT services will not be compromised by moving to cloud. There are some systems/services which may need to be maintained in-house, and it is down to the CIO to ensure that the mix is right for the performance of the business.

— Mark Evans, IT Manager at Rider Levett Bucknall, on the Discover Performance LinkedIn group

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