Gartner Research

Three Steps to Help CIOs Anticipate and Respond to Digital Disruption

Published: 21 April 2015

ID: G00260156

Analyst(s): Andy Rowsell-Jones , Lee Weldon


This research provides practical advice for CIOs to strengthen their ability to sense and take advantage of digital trends that are specifically relevant for their business.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Invest Time and Resources to Probe for Opportunities and Threats
    • Perspective
    • Research
    • Outside-In View
    • Bullets First
    • Engage
  • Use Your Unique Position and Skills to Make Sense of the Findings
    • Provide Essential Context and Clarity
    • Hold Strong Opinions Weakly
    • Focus on the Human Angle
  • Respond With Leadership and Action
    • Clarify and Articulate the Digital Vision and Purpose for Your Enterprise
    • Develop a Digital Business Strategy That Is Robust Rather Than Perfect
    • Create a New Mode of Operation for Digital Execution, and Then Allocate Resources

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