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Gartner IT Strategy Template; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 7, Updated Q4 2011

Published: 31 October 2011

ID: G00227654

Analyst(s): Dave Aron , Louis Boyle


A concise IT strategy document is a key success factor and an indicator of a well-run IT organization. This template presents suggested sections, content and format for a world-class IT strategy document. It is applicable to both private and public sector organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Framing the IT Plan
  • Strategy Document Template
  • Conclusions
    • CIO Call To Action
    • Conclusions

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