Despite perceptions and some evidence that technology is a prioritized spending category in organizations, CIOs say productivity and cost savings are their current top objectives, according to a new study from the Society for Information Management.

SIM’s just released survey, which annually reaches out to more than 3,500 CIOs and IT executives at member organizations, had historically placed business and IT alignment at the top of CIO concerns. This year finds that CIOs are facing the same cost-saving pressures as other parts of the organization, says Jerry Luftman, SIM VP, lead researcher for the report and executive director, Global Institute for IT Management.

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