Gartner Research

Government CIOs Must Assess Urgency and Readiness to Lead Digital Transformation

Published: 08 April 2019

ID: G00383531

Analyst(s): Arthur Mickoleit


There is no uniform way to pursue digital transformation in government. Every organization responds differently to change and disruption. This research helps CIOs evaluate urgency and readiness for their organization and sector. The aim is to develop a context-sensitive transformation roadmap.

Table Of Contents



  • Gauge the Degree of Urgency for Digital Transformation
    • Gauge External Pressures
    • Gauge Internal Pressures
  • Determine the Readiness for Digital Transformation
  • Customize the Action Plan for Digital Transformation
    • High Flyer (High Urgency, High Readiness)
    • Under Pressure (High Urgency, Low Readiness)
    • Cautious Mover (Low Urgency, Low Readiness)
    • Ready to Fly (Low Urgency, High Readiness)

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