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When to Create Multiple Strategies in Large or Complex Enterprises

Published: 10 May 2018

ID: G00351591

Analyst(s): Ian Cox , Peter Skyttegaard


Large or complex enterprises may require multiple strategies at the business unit level. CIOs can ensure business and I&T strategy is created at the right level, and they can also identify the potential for synergies across business units when multiple strategies are created.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Whether Business Units Need to Create Separate Strategies
  • Determine Whether Horizontal Strategies Are Required to Drive Economies of Scale
  • Create I&T Strategy That Mirrors the Structure Adopted for Business Strategy
  • Conclusion

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