Gartner Research

Strategic Planning Essentials in the Digital Age

Published: 02 June 2017

ID: G00326336

Analyst(s): Ian Cox , Monika Sinha , Lee Weldon , Noah Rosenstein , Heather Colella


With CIOs needing to reboot their strategic planning processes in response to the threats and opportunities of digital business, they need a new set of practical tools and tips to successfully get the job done.

Table Of Contents


  • The CIO's Role in Ensuring an Effective Strategic Planning Process

Research Highlights

  • Tools for Getting Started With Your Strategic Planning Process
  • Tools for Strategic Analysis
  • Examples of Information and Technology Strategies

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