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Creating a First-Draft, Rough Cost Estimate for a Digital Strategy

Published: 21 February 2017

ID: G00323038

Analyst(s): Ken McGee


CIOs engaged in managing cost optimization will learn how to create a first-draft, rough cost estimate for a digital strategy, long before enterprise executives determine which specific digital strategy they will deploy. But caution is advised on how long to use this methodology's cost estimates.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • How to Decide on a Digital Strategy
    • Vital Reminders
  • Methodology for Creating a First-Draft, Rough Cost Estimate for a Digital Strategy
    • One-Time Costs to Create Digital Strategy X
    • Recurring Costs to Sustain Digital Strategy X
  • Conclusion

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