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How Executives Feel About Tech: Top Opportunities and Fears

by Ayaz Nanji  |  
November 18, 2015

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of business leaders think technology will transform their company's competitive landscape in the coming years, according to a recent report from IBM.

The report was based on data from a survey of 5,247 C-suite executives (CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, CIOs, CMOs, and COOs) from more than 70 countries. Respondents—most of whom were interviewed face-to-face—work for a wide range of large public and private enterprises.

Technology is seen as having the biggest impact on the competitive landscape, followed by market factors (cited by 71% of respondents), regulatory concerns (55%), and macro-economic factors (51%).

Below, additional key findings from the report.

Important Technologies

Executives say cloud computing, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the most important technologies in the near term.

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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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Twitter: @ayaznanji

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