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How Midsize Enterprise CIOs Can Overcome Three Obstacles to Digital Transformation

Published: 05 October 2017

ID: G00340418

Analyst(s): Christian Hestermann , Ansgar Schulte, Federica Troni


Vague ambitions, ignorance of the right approach, and resource and skills gaps are the three biggest hurdles MSEs face on their digital journey. To overcome them, CIOs must spearhead a clear strategy, drive select initiatives through five stages, and source new ideas and scarce intellectual capital.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Overcome Inertia by Defining a Clear Digital Vision, Acting as an Entrepreneurial Role Model, and Coordinating a Virtual Digital Team
  • Move Beyond E-Business and Digital Marketing by Revising Your Application Systems Architecture and Advancing Select Transformational Investments Through Five Key Stages
  • Create and Nurture a Process for Idea Generation That Constantly Supports Digital Business by Engaging With Innovative Vendors, Partners and Providers of Intellectual Capital

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