Tech pros face challenges as they try to accommodate staff working from home.
While 84% of all companies are set up for remote work, including 94% of smaller firms, 53% of CIOs face communications challenges and 20% shortfalls in technology tools, according to a study by Adobe and Fortune.
Security is their biggest concern, and 70% of CIOS expect to invest more in this area, with 40% foreseeing an additional headcount. Many also expect to spend on public cloud, infrastructure and AI/machine learning.
“Like most business leaders, CIOs now have to rethink priorities, or at least reorder them, and we must reinvent ourselves now as virtual leaders,” said Adobe CIO Cynthia Stoddard.
Stoddard adds: “We’re thinking even more about security due to the rapid shift to so many people working from home, while still working to drive business continuity through these unprecedented times.”
The study also found that:
Adobe and Fortune surveyed 200 CIOs in the U.S. in mid-March.