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Five Digital Freedoms Prepare CIOs and IT Leaders for Digital Business Disruption

Published: 15 September 2014

ID: G00263024

Analyst(s): Debra Logan, Thor Madsen, Carol Rozwell


The digital reinvention seen so far in industries such as publishing and music will happen to all industries during the next 10 years. This disruption requires CIOs and IT leaders to think of new ways to empower workers — using five "digital freedoms."

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The "digital freedoms" enable CIOs and IT leaders to better imagine change by updating their leadership styles to be transparent, participative and socially centered
  • Impending digital business disruption requires that CIOs and IT leaders create a digital workplace built on five digital freedoms

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