Survey the first step to getting IT right

Survey the first step to getting IT right

What's wrong (and right) with IT within your workplace?

An NZ-first survey to measure IT improvement on an annual basis launches today, courtesy of the Getting IT Right Initiative and IDC.

“IT project failure is an all too common problem.  The amount of money we waste every year on project failures could be better spent,” says Getting IT Right founder Scott Groombridge. 

“I launched the initiative because I believe that by working together we really can make a difference in getting I.T. right in New Zealand.”

The idea is to glean valuable information on the status of IT in New Zealand organisations, including IT's involvement in strategic planning and the level of alignment between IT projects and business strategy, forming a benchmark to measure year-on-year improvements going forward.

Business executives, ICT managers, project managers and line-of-business managers are invited to participate in the survey at November 30. 

The non-profit Getting IT Right Initiative  launched in March to promote best practices for delivering successful tech projects. It has support from the Government CIO and professional bodies with intimidating acronyms such as the IOD, NZCS, TUANZ, NZICT, NZICA and PMI. 

Ullrich Loeffler, country manager of IDC NZ, says improving value from IT investment is in the interest of every organisation and the New Zealand economy as a whole.

"Organisations in New Zealand have to work around the parameters of limited availability of capital funding, ICT expertise and staff. Maximising the returns from the investments made will directly impact the competitiveness of New Zealand in the global market place.”

All survey results will be shared with the participants and detailed reports on the findings will be published in early 2012.  

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