Dell Technologies, in partnership with the Association of Users of Information Systems in Morocco (AUSIM) and BearingPoint, today unveiled during a webinar the results of a study conducted in Morocco on the theme: ” The CIO facing the acceleration of digital: between urgent imperatives and the need to adapt ”. Intended to shed light on the impact of Covid-19 on Information Systems Departments (CIOs), the survey offers a startling overview of the consequences of the pandemic on several strategic aspects: digital, organizational, governance, etc. It is based on direct testimonies and expert opinions. Mounir Soussi, Director of Dell Technologies for Morocco and Francophone Africa, said: “Morocco has put in place the Morocco Digital 2020 national digital transformation strategy in order to strengthen the Kingdom’s place as a regional and African digital hub. , while setting a training target for digital professionals of 30,000 IT professionals each year. This year, this commitment is more relevant than ever. We are firmly committed to supporting Morocco in this digital dynamic present in all major national plans so that the Digital transformation is a vector of economic and social transformation ”Carried out with several representative sectors of CIOs, the study thus indicates that 64% of companies surveyed plan to maintain or increase their IT budgets. More broadly, 48% of respondents consider that CIOs are called upon to position themselves more and more as centers of innovation. Another information to remember, 85% of CIOs surveyed mentioned two priority projects to control costs further: that of business continuity and that of collaborative tools, proof of the adaptation of companies to the global Covid context. Among the notable technological trends, the study retains the cloud, for which 68% of respondents say they have already set up or are currently in the process of setting it up. In second position, data analytics is the other essential technology: 52% of people questioned say they have already implemented it or are in the process of being implemented. An absolute priority for companies, security is 86% considered the first reason to justify the adoption of these new solutions, with integration and performance coming second. A summary of the survey results can be downloaded from the AUSIM website or available on request from Dell Technologies teams.