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China Summary Translation: 'Chinese CIOs Must Take a Balanced and Holistic Approach to Building Bimodal IT'

Published: 29 August 2016

ID: G00315061

Analyst(s): Owen Chen


Bimodal IT is essential to grasping digital opportunities. However, Chinese CIOs are struggling to achieve an effective balance between Mode 1 (reliability) and Mode 2 (agility), and this is becoming an obstacle of digital business.

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Chinese CIOs Must Take a Balanced and Holistic Approach to Building Bimodal IT

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Make Sure the Two Modes Are Equally Important
    • Non-Internet Chinese Enterprises Struggle to Grasp Mode 2 IT
    • Chinese Enterprises in Internet Industries Pay Too Little Attention to Mode 1 IT
  • Extend the Focus From Agile Development to More Areas
  • Build Two Teams With Comparable Capabilities

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