Enhancing the business value of broadband

INSEAD & CIONET proudly present the survey: Enhancing the business value of broadband: Recent views from Chief Information Officers.

Enhancing the business value of broadband: Recent views from Chief Information Officers.
Enhancing the business value of broadband: Recent views from Chief Information Officers.

The Broadband Survey narrates key insights from CIOs on enhancing the business value of broadband. As a result of the successful collaboration on the 2011 European CIO of the Year awards and the 2011 IT-Enabled Leadership Report between CIONET, INSEAD eLab and her team, Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda, requested that CIONET and INSEAD eLab conduct a survey on the business value of broadband. The online assessment was completed by 110 CIOs from over 6 European countries, representing a variety of sectors.

The findings uncovered four important sets of insights with regards to enhancing the business value of broadband.  They include:

  1. The impacts of having greater broadband connection speeds (rather than simplyhaving access to broadband);
  2. The key drivers of future demand for greater broadband connection speeds;
  3. The challenge faced by many CIOs of managing across locations with different connection speeds; and
  4. Barriers to adoption that CIOs believe the European Commission could help remove

Drawing from these insights, Commissioner Kroes concluded, This study shows that broadband delivers for businesses – whether it is by helping staff work collaboratively, or by giving access to important new resources like the cloud.” Commissioner Kroes, further expressed her desire to continue strengthening collaborative and constructive engagements going forward so that The European Commission can best enable their organisations to operate and innovate competitively.”

Download the full report here.

On CIO CITY 2012, INSEAD and CIONET also presented the 2012 IT Enabled Leadership Report “Three Ways to Thrive: How Chief Information Officers are enabling their organisations to grow and strengthen in today’s challenging economy”

About INSEAD, The Business School for the World

As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD’s business education and research spans three continents. Our 141 renowned Faculty members from 35 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 6,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s Executive Education programmes each year.

In addition to INSEAD’s programmes on our three campuses, INSEAD participates in academic partnerships with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia & San Francisco); the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University near Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University/SAIS in Washington DC.

In Asia, INSEAD partners with Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. INSEAD is a founding partner in the multidisciplinary Sorbonne University created in 2012, and also partners with Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

In 2009, INSEAD celebrated 50 years as a pioneer of international business education based in Europe. In 2010, INSEAD celebrated the 10th Anniversary of our Asia campus in Singapore. This year, we mark five years of activity in Abu Dhabi.

Around the world and over the decades, INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly “The Business School for the World.”

More information about INSEAD can be found at http://www.insead.edu/home/


CIONET is the biggest community of IT executives in Europe. Bringing together over 3500 CIOs, CTO’s and IT directors from wide ranging sectors, cultures, academic backgrounds and generations, CIONET’s membership represents an impressive body of expertise in IT management. CIONET’s mission is to feed and develop that expertise by providing top-level IT executives with the resources they need to realise their full potential.

CIONET develops, manages and moderates an integrated array of tools and services from the online CIONET platform – the world’s first social network for CIOs – to a range of offline networking events, conferences, workshops and executive education programmes all tailored to top-level management. CIONET also provides exclusive access to the latest research through regular online and offline publications and a number of value adding partnerships with key players from the academic and corporate worlds.

Faced with the rapidly changing role of today’s IT executive, CIONET not only helps its members keep up with the pace of change but empowers them to take an active role in shaping the future of their field, always challenging them with “What’s next.”

More information about CIONET can be found on www.cionet.com or blog.cionet.com.

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