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Gartner's ITScore Maturity Results Show CIO Opportunities and Disappointments in Financial Management

Published: 17 October 2014

ID: G00270383

Analyst(s): Kurt Potter, Colleen Young


Enterprise pursuit of digital business opportunities will be directly impacted by voids in current financial management practices, which CFOs alone cannot address. Higher levels of maturity are required, and CIO career aspirations depend on their ability to close the gap.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • CIOs Must Demonstrate Competency in Financial Management
  • Analysis of ITScore Results for Business and Financial Management
    • Business Maturity Sets the Context for CIO Business and Financial Management Maturity
    • CIO Management Dimensions Show Indifference for Business and Financial Management
  • Getting Specific With the Business and Financial Management Dimension
    • CIO Influence With Investment Portfolio Management Drives IT-Enabled Business Value
    • CIO Diagnosis of Investment Behaviors Helps Shape Their Influence Strategies
    • CIOs Must Embrace Cost Optimization to Balance New Investments
    • CIOs Must Re-evaluate Their Love Affair With IT Assets
  • The IT Cost Center Is Obsolete — Long Live the Digital Business

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