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What happens when Marketing and IT unite to tackle the escalating challenges that today’s
rapidly moving digital, social and mobile world bring? Collaboration brings both Marketing
and IT the potential to influence management decisions while, in tandem, add business value.
When Marketing collaborates with IT, the possibility exists for Marketing to make an impact
beyond raising awareness to improving speed to market for new products and services while
reducing project costs. In turn, IT’s collaboration with Marketing can give rise to greater
awareness of thought leadership and increase share of budget.
When collaboration happens, Marketing often leads the charge to break down the functional
silos with IT. And even though Marketing is making progress, it faces strong headwinds as it
attempts to advance collaboration within the company.
To get a better understanding of the state of collaboration between Marketing and IT, Oracle
commissioned Social Media Today and Leader Networks to field a study to investigate the
changing relationship between these functional teams. Responses were gathered from 662
Marketing and 263 IT leaders from more than 500 organizations around the world.