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Four Scenarios for How CIOs Can Clarify or Deduce Their Business Strategies

Published: 28 April 2017

ID: G00326306

Analyst(s): Jenny Beresford, Christie Struckman , Betsy Burton


Organizations that do not have an actionable business strategy significantly increase their risks of wasted investments. Moreover, the strategy is often ill-defined. These four scenarios outline opportunities that empower CIOs to lead innovation and strategic business change.

Table Of Contents


  • Scenario 1: Clear and Actionable Strategy Exists
  • Scenario 2: Fragmented Strategy Exists
  • Scenario 3: Defined Goals, but No Defined Actionable Strategy, Exist
  • Scenario 4: No Strategic Guidance Exists
  • Bottom Line

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