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Demystifying Digital Business for Oil and Gas Leaders

Published: 17 April 2018


Digital business is often cited as a top business priority within oil and gas companies. However, it is still a new concept and many leaders are struggling to clarify their digital ambition and drive transformation at scale. CIOs can use four persistent touchstones to create and maintain alignment.

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  • Impacts
  • Digital Business Is Proliferating at an Extraordinary Pace, but Is Not Yet Well Understood
  • The 2018 Gartner CIO Survey Indicates That 86% of Companies Surveyed Have Discovered the Power of Digital Technologies and Have Active Efforts Underway to Optimize Business Performance
    • CIO Implications
    • Recommendation
    • Recommended Reading
  • Not All Companies Share the Same Ambition for Digital; a Minority of Companies See Digital as an Opportunity to Disrupt Traditional Operating Models
    • CIO Implications
    • Recommendation
    • Recommended Reading
  • While Digital Is Moving Briskly, 91% of Companies Surveyed Have Not Yet Brought Their Digital Ambition to Scale
    • CIO Implications
    • Recommendation
    • Recommended Reading
  • There Is Substantial Confusion Regarding Accountability for the Organizational Changes Required to Harvest Value From Digital Business
    • CIO Implications
    • Recommendation
    • Recommended Reading


Chris Howard Rich McAvey

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