Save or Share this Report

For CIOs

Managing IT When Times Get Tough

Proactive CIOs Will Help Firms Amid Economic Uncertainties

March 25, 2008


  • By Alex Cullen,
  • Phil Murphy
  • with Laurie M. Orlov,
  • Andrew Bartels,
  • Brandy Worthington

Why Read This Report

Macroeconomic conditions, whether they are downturns or boom times, broadly shape the CIO's job, but the firm's own context drives action. The reality is that any business at any time may need to shift its executive focus toward running lean — whether due to possible recessions or just normal competitive pressures combined with investor expectations. The CIO must know how to maximize business value during these times as well as during periods of growth. The keys are to work in concert with the CFO as well as other executive team members, provide sufficient emphasis on improving the business's overall cost profile, and ensure risks from cost deferrals are understood.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($499 USD).