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China Summary Translation: 'Midsize Enterprise IT Organizational Design: Three Models to Meet Discrete Enterprise Needs'

Published: 10 July 2019

ID: G00434012

Analyst(s): Tomas Nielsen , Owen Chen


Smaller teams and fewer resources (in terms of absolute numbers) make designing an IT organization challenging for midsize enterprises. MSE CIOs should identify enterprise demand and organize IT operations around one of three models: responsive, engaging or driving IT organizations.

Table Of Contents



Midsize Enterprise IT Organizational Design: 3 Models to Meet Discrete Enterprise Needs

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Context, Enterprise Demand and Organizational Models
    • Context
    • MSE Demands and Organizational Model Choices
  • Sample Organizations and the Rationale Behind Them
    • Functions and Roles
    • The Responsive MSE IT Organization
    • The Engaging MSE IT Organization
    • The Driving MSE IT Organization
  • Levers of Growth: Closing the Gap Between Enterprise Demand and IT Ambition, While Escaping the Resource-Demand Catch-22
  • Conclusion: Finalizing the IT Organization and Next Steps — I&T Operating Model

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