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Business Realities Drive IT Globalization

March 12, 2009

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Why Read This Report

Business leaders target globalization to deliver performance that spans geographic and organizational boundaries. What globalization means for CIOs is not simple — they have to help their firms deliver optimized global performance while meeting local needs and responding to constant business change — all while helping keep business innovation alive and well. Making this happen requires CIOs to handle the global-local matrix through key global functions, connect global capabilities and local needs, use technologies that enable both integration and agility, and employ communication to create and maintain trust.

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Table of Contents

  • Globalization Means Goals And Execution That Span Geographies
  • Globalization Creates Challenges For Firms
  • IT's Globalization Strategy: Optimize Globally While Responding Locally
  • CIOs Employ Different Strategies In Their Firms' Globalization

  • Successful CIOs Can Follow Best Practices, Whatever IT's Globalization Role

  • Today's Globalization Becomes Tomorrow's Operating Model
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