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CIOs Must Evolve IT Roles and Talent Profiles to Adopt and Scale Bimodal

Published: 18 July 2017

ID: G00328802

Analyst(s): Diane Berry , Lily Mok


The journey to digital business requires CIOs to implement a bimodal IT strategy for building enterprisewide capabilities to transform the business. CIOs can apply survey data presented here to develop key roles and talent profiles required to adopt and scale bimodal for digital business growth.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CEO growth commitment is up in 2017-2018, pressuring CIOs to quickly move to scale bimodal for digital business growth
  • With many organizations expecting to acquire new roles critical to building digital business and bimodal capabilities over the next three years, CIOs must prepare to face fierce competition for scarce talent
  • Scaling bimodal requires CIOs to realign talent profiles in support of the emergence of product organization

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