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CIOs should focus on three immediate actions to prepare for the business disruption caused by the coronavirus, according to Gartner Inc.

Rory Bennett writes in Information Age, "Research and advisory company Gartner has offered CIOs three immediate technological solutions to combat the disruption of the coronavirus on businesses.

Gartner is advising CIOs to establish or utilise digital infrastructure to help lessen the business disruption of the coronavirus, Covid-19....":


The CIO 100 celebrates 100 IT organizations for driving digital business growth through technology innovation. Honorees will be recognized at the annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in August

"The CIO 100, now in its 33rd year, recognizes 100 organizations for their achievements in technology innovation," writes Amy Bennett in CIO.

"Winners are chosen by a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) on their use of leading-edge IT practices that produce measurable results. The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence.

This year's honorees exemplify what it means to deliver business value through the innovative use of technology. This elite group is creating competitive advantage in their organizations, improving business processes, enabling growth and improving relationships with customers..."


IDC: IT Spending Forecast Hit By Coronavirus Impact
Storage Newsletter, March 13th, 2020
The escalating coronavirus crisis is already impacting IT markets as buyers and vendors adjust to a new set of assumptions and a new global economic reality

"Based on data indicators in 1Q20, International Data Corporation expects to see a significant slowdown in spending on hardware in particular during 2G20 with software and services spending also affected as the crisis reverberates through all sectors of the economy, including supply chains, trade, and business planning. By the end of 2020, in a pessimistic scenario, IT spending could grow by 1% compared to the original forecast of more than 4% growth, and these forecasts are more likely to trend down than up in the next few weeks...." - Storage Newsletter

As we move into the 2020s, leaders must self-reflect and focus on how they can improve upon past AI, 5G and other innovation technologies to drive results

"The start of 2020 marks a unique occasion to discover the opportunities that the interplay between people and artificial intelligence will create over the next decade," notes Athina Kanioura in InformationWeek.

"The coming years promise a world of possibilities that will change the way we manage our daily lives, how we work and how we enjoy our interests and passions. The 20s will also be the first decade in which successful innovation in AI will define business performance...."

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