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CIO Decisions Ezine: Vol. 8 - The Portfolio Approach

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Link IT projects back to your business to keep customers satisfied

Many companies today are facing two central – and not coincidentally, interrelated – issues:

  • Growth: Growing the business in a volatile global economy
  • Customers: Retaining and attracting customers with innovative products and experiences

This white paper examines the value of linking IT projects with business goals to help realize innovative and digital strategies for handling growth and customer satisfaction.

Discover how to integrate IT and business strategies successfully and learn how to shift from a cost center to a value center to achieve greater relevance. 

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