Women more optimistic about IT spending

cashThere’s a clear difference between women chief information officers (CIOs)) and male CIOs.

And the difference is the women will increase their budgets by 2.4 percent this year, while the men are anticipating increases of 0.8 percent.

Gartner surveted 2,810 CIOs worldwide, with a total budget of $397 billion across 84 countries.

Of those CIOs, only 13.6 were women but Gartner VP Yina Nunno said it’s not clear why there is a difference.

She believes female CIOs are more worried about underinvestment in risky initiatives than men.

But both genders think that the digital world is a risky world bit the female CIOs think agility is important in dealing with risks.

Both genders think analytics, infrastructure and data centre, cloud enterprise respource planning and mobile technologies are their chief priorities.