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The Most Common Barriers to Adopting Bimodal, and How to Overcome Them

Published: 20 January 2016

ID: G00296232

Analyst(s): Simon Mingay , Lee Weldon , Mary Mesaglio


Gartner's annual CIO survey provides great insight into what prevents organizations from exploiting bimodal more than they do already. We look at those reasons, recommend actions for CIOs and highlight supporting Gartner research.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • "What Prevents Organizations Becoming More Bimodal?" — The Methodology
  • Removing the Key Roadblocks to Exploiting Bimodal
    • Culture and Business Culture
    • Priority
    • Legacy
    • Resources
    • Risk
    • Skills
    • The Less-Significant Categories
  • Bottom Line

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