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China Summary Translation: Chinese CIOs Should Focus on the Business Value While They Consider Transforming IT Into a Profit Center

Published: 01 November 2014

ID: G00270352

Analyst(s): Owen Chen


To transform the IT department to a profit center helps measure the value that IT creates for the business. However, it is a difficult transition, and it is not necessary for every enterprise.

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Chinese CIOs Should Focus on the Business Value While They Consider Transforming IT Into a Profit Center

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • CIOs Should Understand That a Cost Center IT Does Not Mean It Cannot Create Value for the Business
  • CIOs Should Understand What a Profit Center Means to Them, and Then Decide Whether Transforming to a Profit Center Is Appropriate
  • CIOs Should Understand That Transforming to a Profit Center Is Difficult and Take Action Accordingly

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