Gartner Research

Executive Guidance: Harnessing Business-Led IT

Published: 26 May 2014

ID: G00340955

Analyst(s): Marketing Research Team


The division of technology responsibilities has blurred as business leaders take a greater role in managing information and as CIOs seek to expand IT's contribution and impact. Although this situation creates peril, it also offers opportunity. Company leadership teams must articulate and shape these responsibility boundaries to maintain flexibility and accountability simultaneously. The ability to exploit technology and information must become an essential leadership competency on par with (and integral to) executing a strategy, launching a new product, and leading an effective team.

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