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Best Practices for CIOs Using Consultants in Developing a Strategy

Published: 19 July 2019

ID: G00391046

Analyst(s): Tomas Nielsen , Heather Colella , Owen Chen


CIOs must ensure business strategy optimally leverages information and technology, and that IT has a solid strategic plan to deliver its contributions. CIOs need to take a deliberate approach when hiring external consultants to help them develop a strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Pros and Cons of Hiring External Consultants
  • Select the Most Appropriate Engagement Model
  • Best Practices to Address the Challenges of Hiring External Consultants
  • Best Practices to Ensure the Ongoing Success of a Strategy

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