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Why IT Operating Models Are Under Strain and How Oil and Gas CIOs Should Respond

Published: 08 August 2018

ID: G00352806

Analyst(s): Simon Cushing , Rich McAvey


Evolving strategies and intensifying digital ambitions have rendered oil and gas IT operating models unfit for purpose. In response, CIOs must redesign delivery of IT capabilities. They must act decisively to change IT’s operating model, maximizing its ability to enable digital transformation.

Table Of Contents


  • Radical Change to Enterprise Operating Models Means Redesign of I&T Operating Models
  • Think Holistically and Act Progressively to Redesign the IT Operating Model
  • Where to Start — The Process in Action
  • Potential Barriers in Oil and Gas

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