CIO Advisory: What It Means to Change the Rules of Industry Competition



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With a board director survey showing competitive advantage as the top priority, and with concerns by CEOs about the business capabilities of CIOs, this report examines how CIOs can work to change the rules of competition in their industries.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Profitability: The Key Test of Changing the Rules of Competition
    • Five Key Strategies CIOs Can Use to Build Competitive Advantage
      • Top-Down Value Network Integration
      • Value Network Segmentation
      • Bottom-Up Network Disruption
      • New Industry Creation
      • Industry Invasion
    • Bottom Line
  • Recommended Reading
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