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CEO and Senior Executive Survey 2013: CIOs Must Help Their Companies Adapt to Regulatory Risks and Business Uncertainty

Published: 25 March 2013

ID: G00247312

Analyst(s): French Caldwell


Ongoing business uncertainty, including the rapid pace of regulatory change, is a challenge facing many companies. CIOs and other IT leaders can help to ensure that investments are productive and support business growth.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Due to the rapid rate of regulatory change, regulatory risks dominate when GRC-related issues are a strategic priority for CEOs and senior business executives
  • Many of the uncertainties cited by CEOs and senior business executives contribute to companies experiencing a lack of control
    • Economic Uncertainty
    • Regulatory Risks
    • Market Conditions
    • Public-Sector Policy and Spending
    • Financial Risks
  • The business environment makes it unlikely for risk management, legal and compliance investments to be cut, but sometimes, CEOs and senior executives say those investments are wasted

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