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China Summary Translation: 'Chinese CIOs Must Transform I&O to Grasp the Digital Opportunity'

Published: 25 May 2016

ID: G00305444

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji


Chinese CIOs will struggle to balance Mode 1 and 2 infrastructure agility over the next five years, reducing their competitiveness. Use our best practices to overcome the four main challenges of I&O transformation in China.

Table Of Contents



Chinese CIOs Must Transform I&O to Grasp the Digital Opportunity

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Develop Delivery Agility by Learning to Respond Quickly to Diverse Business Needs Without Impacting Operations
    • Align the Goal and Value With Business Sponsors
    • Restructure the Supporting Framework
    • Ensure I&O Representation in the Mode 2 Team
  • Attain Compliance Fulfillment in China by Focusing on the Data Sovereignty Control, Energy Efficiency and Local Product Usage, Especially in the Financial Industry and Large State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)
    • Set a Dedicated Role to Build the Future Plan
  • Address Funding Limitations by Having the Data Center Invest in a Core Competency to Ensure Infrastructure Agility
  • Ensure Team Qualification by Retaining Mode 1 Skills and Building Mode 2 Talent Simultaneously
    • Create Dedicated Teams With Different Success Metrics to Build the I&O Bimodal Talent

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