- CSC Global CIO Survey: - 2014-2015
CIOs Emerge as Disruptive Innovators
apps
The story that takes shape around application modernization in this year's CSC Global CIO Survey centers around where organizations and regions are in their application maturity. Respondents in the European and Asia Pacific/Australia regions are significantly more focused on the transformation of their applications than those in North America. Meanwhile, the government/public sector industries lag behind in terms of prioritizing modernization initiatives.

Application modernization is second only to cybersecurity as a priority for the coming year. Here you’ll dig deeper into the stats around this top initiative.

Europe and Asia Pacific lead the way when it comes to prioritization of application modernization.

Priority of app modernization in the next 12 months by region
(rated high or critical)

80

europe

73

asia
pacific

55

north
america

Meanwhile, degrees of emphasis on app modernization vary significantly by industry as well, though the margin is more slight than that between regions. The retail/media/ technology industry places the most emphasis on applications, with 78% percent of respondents calling for it to be a high or critical priority over the next 12 months.

Percent of respondents citing application modernization as a high or critical priority over the next 12 months
(by industry)

78

retail/tech/media

77% Manufacturing

72% Financial Services

68% Telecommunications

64% Healthcare

60% government/public sector

Most interestingly, respondents in the government/public sector industry were the least likely to describe application modernization as a high or critical priority for the coming year, but they were the most likely to indicate that it has a positive impact on the rate of innovation.

Percent of respondents to indicate that application modernization has a positive impact on the business

82

government/public sector

81

telecommunications

71

healthcare

69

retail/tech/media

63

manufacturing

63

financial services

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Explore this infographic on the top trends in the CSC Global CIO Survey.

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