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Exploiting Economic Architecture to Drive Digital Business

Published: 25 September 2017

ID: G00341416

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Dale Kutnick


To become more relevant to business leaders and to earn a seat at the strategy formulation table, CIOs must help evolve their enterprise's economic architecture to support digital investments that drive business outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • Economic Architecture Principles
  • Economic Architecture Is a Critical Discipline for CIOs
    • Helps Recognize Potential Threats and Opportunities
    • Digitalization at Scale Requires a New Type of CIO
  • How CIOs Can Exploit Economic Architecture
    • Disruptive Forces
    • Macroeconomic, Microeconomic and Regulatory Themes
    • Income Statement and Balance Sheet Themes
    • Leading Indicators
  • Bottom Line

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