Business aims vs Technology aims

At a conference yesterday there was the results of a survey into business and IT dept priorities and a discussion around how they differ:

Business Priorities

1.Improving Efficiency
2.Deliver Operational Results
3.Improve Profitability
4.Reduce Enterprise Costs
5.Attract and Retain Customers
6.Product and Service Innovation
7.New markets and territories
8.Attract and Retain Personnel
9.Marketing and Sales Effectiveness
10.Increasing Enterprise Growth
IT Priorities
1.Security
2.Mobile Technology
3.High Availability/Disaster Recovery
4.Storage and Data Growth
5.CRM
6.Virtualisation
7.Cloud Computing
8.Server Replacements
9.Collaboration
10.Exchange Migration
The IT priorities for server replacements and exchange migrations will be due to Windows and exchange editions going end of life.
Interesting to see how Business and IT priorities still diverge.

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