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Some CIOs Say Their Enterprise Will Never Become Bimodal — But Should They?

Published: 02 February 2016

ID: G00296966

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


Gartner's annual CIO survey provides some very interesting insight into why some CIOs say they will never become bimodal. We look at those reasons, and provide some considerations and recommend actions for CIOs with a similar perspective.

Table Of Contents


  • Those CIOs Who State That They Won't Become Bimodal
  • CIO Position 1: Those Who Follow a Traditional, Mode 1 Approach, and Don't See Demand Coming From Their Business Colleagues for a Second Mode of Operation
    • Consideration
  • CIO Position 2: Those Who Feel That They Are Already Fully Working in a Mode 2 Approach and No Longer Have, or Need, a Traditional Mode 1 Approach
    • Consideration
  • CIO Position 3: Those Who Describe Themselves as Working With More Than Two Modes of Operation (for Example, Trimodal or N-Modal)
    • Consideration
  • Those That Want Bimodal, but Say They Can't Do It
  • CIO Concern 1: Those Who Are Concerned That Their Enterprise or IT Organization Is Too Immature to Implement Bimodal
    • Consideration
  • CIO Concern 2: Those Who Believe Their Enterprise Culture Is Too Risk Averse to Accept a Bimodal Approach
    • Consideration
  • CIO Concern 3: Those Who Do Not Feel They Have Enough Funding or Resources Available to Handle a Bimodal Approach
    • Consideration
  • Bottom Line

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