Gartner Research

How CIOs Need to Prepare for Farming and Optimizing IT in the Digital Economy

Published: 14 February 2014

ID: G00259979

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte, Michael Smith, Cassio Dreyfuss , Sanil Solanki


Although the management of information technology will be ubiquitous in the digital economy, the role of the IT function will not be reduced. The role of IT will be one of influence, not control during the initial phases of the digital transformation, increasing significantly in the later phases.

Table Of Contents


  • 360-Degree IT Optimization
  • Branding, Communications and Leadership Maturity
  • Addressing the Digital Skills Crisis
  • Technologies for the Digital Economy

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.