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Maverick* Research: CIOs Should Forget Digital Business and Concentrate on Core IT

Published: 07 October 2016

ID: G00307311

Analyst(s): Tomas Nielsen


Digital business is a business transformation; therefore, business leaders will lead the transformation, which is why CIOs should focus on the core IT tasks of scaling and operating. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Is Digital Business a Unique Opportunity for CIOs?
    • The Long-Term Role of CIOs: Industrializing, Scaling and Operating Core IT
    • The CIO's (Maverick) Guide to Dealing With Digital Business
  • Conclusion: Preparing to Fight — Rather Than Avoiding — the Fire

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