The Australian newspaper ran a great article yesterday about a recent study Esri Australia conducted into the value of GIS in businesses.
For the piece, Fran Foo, the technology writer at The Australian, interviewed Gary Johnson, Principal Consultant, Esri Australia Location Intelligence Consulting Practice.
“Organisations can spend millions of dollars on Georgaphic Information Systems but their senior executives grossly undervalue the technology’s contribution to business, a survey has found,” wrote Ms Foo.
“A whopping 77 per cent of IT professionals surveyed said their senior management team did not have a good understanding of GIS technologies.”
In the article, Ms Foo asserted that when integrated and executed well, GIS can deliver significant cost savings and benefits. “One example is Queensland energy supplier Energex’s rollout of Esri, which identified about $500 million in new assets.”