Gartner Research

How the CIO Can Influence Enterprise Strategy

Published: 23 December 2013

ID: G00255692

Analyst(s): Richard Hunter

Summary

Strategy matters. CIOs can help shape it by improving their own knowledge, and by referencing strategy in every relevant conversation.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Perception of IT Value Is Heavily Influenced by Strategy
    • Acquire Knowledge About Strategy — How It Is Structured, Applied and Made — and Encourage Others to Do the Same
    • Know What Drives the Industry and the Enterprise
    • Influence the Power and Clarity of Strategy by Referencing It in Reports of IT Performance
    • Influence Investment Decision Making and Execution of Strategy by Using Investments Involving IT as a Mirror
  • Don't Just Accept Strategy — Improve It

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