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Pune: More enterprises are interested in investing in bring your own device (BYOD)—permitting employees to use their personal mobile devices including laptops, tablets and smart phones at work—and mobile technology than investing in big data analysis and cloud computing, which are touted as the next big thing, according to a survey conducted by International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.

The survey that included chief information officers (CIOs), chief marketing officers (CMOs), chief technical officers (CTOs) and other information technology (IT) decision makers said that while 57% of the respondents are planning to invest in BYOD and mobile technology for their companies, 47% of them are interested in investing in big data analytics and cloud computing.

Of the CIOs who took part in the survey, 67.4% have expressed personal interest in owning BYOD and other mobile technologies, while 63.3% CIOs would like to have cloud computing power, followed by 53.1% CIOs who would like to own data analytics.

CIOs are becoming more aggressive and informative in order to keep pace with the market, said the survey.

“Fifty one percent of CIOs keep ears to the ground by keeping themselves updated about the relevant information. They seek reference from past case histories, demos and proofs as well as constantly learning from people’s experiences in similar industries," it said. “Considering new and challenging solutions without waiting for proofs, 26.5% CIOs are mostly eager to experiment while 22.5% CIOs are reaching out to people who have encountered similar problems and understand the proven IT solutions deployed to overcome organizational problems."

The survey also said more than 51% of CIOs are open to experimenting with new ideas, followed by 40.8% who want to stay methodological and 8.2% who want to work as silent team players.

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