60% of IT Pros Consider The IT Department Integral To The Business; Just 43% of Non-IT Feel The Same, According To New InformationWeek Reports Research But both agree that IT and business units share the blame for any lack of innovation.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. How IT's Perceived by Business analyzes results from InformationWeek's 2012 IT Perception survey. 382 business technology professionals responded to this poll.

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Research Summary:

InformationWeek polled 246 IT and 136 non-IT professionals to determine how IT is perceived in the enterprise.  Survey results reveal a significant gap between IT's perception of itself as reasonably innovative and effective, and non-IT's lukewarm view.

Findings: 

  • 54% of non-IT respondents consider their IT department a support or maintenance organization, compared with 39% of IT.
  • 84% of non-IT feel IT should be an enabler, but not the decision-maker; 67% of IT are in agreement.
  • Over two-thirds (68%) of IT respondents believe business users are moderately to completely happy with the quality, timeliness, and cost of IT projects; just 50% of non-IT agree.
  • IT and non-IT are in agreement about the future importance of the internal IT team, with about 60% of each believing IT will become more critical to the business over the next two years.

The report author, Eric Lundquist, is VP and editorial analyst for UBM TechWeb.

For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/83/9062/IT-Business-Strategy/research-2012-it-perception-survey.html?cid=rpt_press_rls

"There was a time not too long ago when IT was primarily in fix-it mode, recovering lost data and upgrading systems," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "Today, the demands for IT have moved away from maintenance and support and into innovation.  Our research shows many non-IT professionals are still clinging to the old perception of IT."

For more information:
Art Wittmann    
VP & Managing Director, InformationWeek Reports
415-947-6361
awittmann@techweb.com

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

About UBM TechWeb (http://www.ubmtechweb.com)

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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