Gartner Research

Revisiting Risk in the Age of Digital Transformation

Published: 20 September 2016

ID: G00315698

Analyst(s): Robert Handler

Summary

The increasingly complex world of digitalization magnifies the importance of risk management on projects, programs, portfolios and operations. PPM leaders and all IT leaders must recalibrate how they apply current risk management approaches and adjust to fit the new risks of the new normal.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • As digitalization fosters the rise of complex, tightly coupled systems, all IT leaders must guard the businesses against new types — and higher levels — of risk
  • Vastly heightened risk exposure, inherent in an evolving digital world, challenges all IT leaders to keep risk management practices up to date
  • IT leaders' agility in quickly sensing and responding to known and unknown types of risk is becoming critically important as new and greater risks emerge

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