Gartner Research

It's Time for CIOs to Prepare for Regulation of Digital Business

Published: 15 July 2014

ID: G00260074

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup , Richard Hunter


As the problem space addressed by technology expands in the era of digital business, technology-related risks will increase in both scope and impact. In the absence of effective industry self-regulation, governmental action aimed at reducing those risks is likely. CIOs must consider their responses.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Prepare Now for Digital Regulation


  • Assume That Regulation Will Affect Enterprise and Individual IT Users in Multiple Geographies in IT, OT and the IoT
    • Large-Scale Failures Increase Pressure on Governments to Act
    • Regulation of Technology Is No Easy Thing
    • Courts Are Filling the Gap
    • The Ultimate Impact of Regulation Depends on Who or What Is Regulated
    • Progress Toward Digital Business Increases the Urgency of Preparing for a Regulated Future

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