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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.

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Executive index

24

Percentage of senior IT execs who say they are actively being mentored or coached.1

75

Percentage of senior IT execs who say they actively seek feedback from superiors, peers, and/or subordinates about their performance as a leader.1

49

Percentage of senior IT execs who say they attend webinars/virtual events on leadership strategies. (71% say they attend conferences or in-person meetings that focus on leadership.)1

1"Making Leadership Matter When It Drives Business Objectives," IDG Research Services for HP, 2012

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Q:  IT skills gap—fact or fiction?

A: It’s a bit of both. We have outsourced roles within IT that we traditionally counted on to grow into leadership and senior skilled positions. Now we are seeing shortages for leadership roles (manager/director/vp) of development, enterprise architects, etc.  Additionally, I see job descriptions for roles that no normal human could ever fill. Employers feel that since the economy is struggling that they should hold out for the “perfect” candidate that simply doesn't exist.

—Denis Edwards, EVP & global CIO at Edelman, on the Enterprise CIO Forum

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