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IT in an economic downturn

Three things for IT to focus on before and during a recession

Barry Brunsman

Barry Brunsman

Principal, CIO Advisory, KPMG US

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IT organizations face significant strain during recession. Costs must be reduced but expectations for stable operations remain as strong as ever. More importantly, IT's business partners may very well need exceptional service from IT for the business' products and services to win in a highly competitive market. IT must not only provide stable operations, but may need to up its game for the business to be successful!

What can IT do in an economic downturn? The answer lies in changes to the IT operating model .

Three things IT must do 

Read this paper to understand what an IT operating model is and explore three important preparations CIOs and IT leaders can make to ease the challenges of a recession:

  • paying off technical debt
  • transforming IT costs
  • modernizing delivery.
It has never been more important for IT to lead through change.
Denis Berry, Principal, CIO Advisory, KPMG US
IT in an economic downturn
Three things for IT to focus on before and during a recession