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How CIOs Improve IT Leaders' Financial Acumen to Implement IT Strategy More Successfully

Published: 17 November 2017

ID: G00330898

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan

Summary

CIOs often ask about financial management training for their staff. But generic courses won't teach IT professionals how to manage the financial challenges of the organization's IT strategy. This research outlines practical approaches to communicating the financial objectives of IT.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Align IT Spending With the Organization's Business Strategy to Better Communicate With Investors and Senior Managers to Fund Successful IT
  • Work Through an Actual Business Case in Your IT Strategy With Value Metrics to Make It Real
  • Review Basic Financial Concepts to Make Sure Everyone Knows What They Mean in Practice

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