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CIOs Should Start Preparing Now for the Digital Society

Published: 24 February 2017

ID: G00324377

Analyst(s): Jorge Lopez , Frank Buytendijk


Digital business is disrupting every industry. In the process, the stakes have increased and a new digital society is emerging that has its own rules and that changes the way we live. CIOs carry a responsibility beyond their own business to help influence what the digital society will look like.

Table Of Contents


  • The Digital Society Is Already Here
  • The Digital Society Behaves Differently
  • CIOs Must Act as Members of the Digital Society

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