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How to Budget for Trade War, Brexit and Economic Uncertainty

Published: 08 October 2019

ID: G00450521

Analyst(s): Bryan Hayes , Stewart Buchanan


To avoid falling victim to economic uncertainty and arbitrary budget cuts, CIO spending must stay ahead of business challenges. Senior executives must make informed decisions about how and when to implement planned technology responses to unpredictable trade disruptions.

Table Of Contents


  • Economic Warfare
  • Use “War Gaming” to Bring Scenarios to Life and Plan Responses
    • Agree on Preprogrammed Actions to Take on Leading — Not Lagging — Indicators
  • Plan and Budget for Security and Cyberwar Scenarios
  • Prioritize Change and Innovation Products That Adapt to Future Challenges When “Business as Usual” Disappears

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