CIOs Should Address the Impacts of the Euro Crisis on Their Enterprises Now

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Summary

Extreme volatility and uncertainty plague all enterprises operating in the eurozone. Prudent CIOs must act immediately to protect their enterprises from the risks of government and bank default, the euro breakup, counterparty bankruptcy, and employee and customer distress.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Introduction
    • The Four Challenges
      • Challenge 1: Market Volatility
      • Challenge 2: Capital Costs
      • Challenge 3: Human Capital Management
      • Challenge 4: Risk Management
    • The Role of the CIO in Addressing These Challenges
    • Projected Business Impacts of the Euro Crisis
      • Impact 1: Governments, Banks and Businesses May Collapse
      • Impact 2: Rule of Law and Public Safety Can't Be Guaranteed
      • Impact 3: Low Employee Morale Harms Productivity
      • Impact 4: Double-Dip Recession Promotes Protectionism and Financial Diversification
      • Impact 5: Financial Regulation and Increased Capital Costs Force Business Model Restructuring
      • Impact 6: Broken Traditional Monetary Mechanisms Promote the Implementation of New Monies
    • Projected IT Impacts of the Euro Crisis
      • Impact 1: The IT Revolution Will Be Questioned
      • Impact 2: IT Spending Patterns Will Dramatically Change
      • Impact 3: Vendor Viability Concerns Increase
      • Impact 4: Large IT Projects Could Be Canceled
      • Impact 5: Social and Consumer Technologies Could Dominate IT and Business Strategy
      • Impact 6: Government IT Spending Focuses on Survival
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