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China Summary Translation: 'CIOs Must Build Greater Business Acumen in IT for Digital Business'

Published: 26 February 2017

ID: G00323074

Analyst(s): Lily Mok


Successful digital business transformation requires every individual in IT to acquire and demonstrate business acumen to effectively execute on the digital business strategy. This research provides CIOs with strategic guidance and best practices to build greater business acumen across IT.

Table Of Contents



CIOs Must Build Greater Business Acumen in IT for Digital Business

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Establish Systematic Communication Practices to Elevate Business Context Awareness in the IT Workforce
  • Define Business Acumen Requirements by Role to Drive Business Impact at the Individual Level
  • Develop a Behavioral Event Interview Guide to Assess Business Acumen and Identify Gaps
  • Use a Blend of Formal Training and Experiential Learning to Improve Business Acumen Across IT

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