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Midmarket IT Organizational Design: Three Models That Meet Enterprise Demands

Published: 08 September 2016

ID: G00310485

Analyst(s): Tomas Nielsen


Smaller teams and fewer resources make designing an IT organization challenging for midmarket organizations. Midmarket CIOs should identify enterprise demand and organize IT operations around one of three models: responsive, engaging or driving IT organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Context, Enterprise Demand and Organizational Models
    • Context
    • Midsize Enterprise Demands and Choosing Organizational Models
  • Sample Organizations and the Rationale Behind Them
    • Functions and Positions
    • The Responsive Midsize IT Organization
    • The Engaging Midsize IT Organization
    • The Driving Midsize IT Organization
  • Levers of Growth — Closing the Gap Between Enterprise Demand and IT Ambition While Escaping the Resource-Demand Catch-22
  • Conclusion: Finalizing the IT Organization and Next Steps — Operating Model and IT Strategy

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