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Gartner's Top 10

Maintain Cost Discipline, Rationalize and Consolidate Further:
1. Refresh hardware bought before 2004 and aging software
2. Continue consolidating IT infrastructure and applications
3. Plan for new competences and give your most valuable staff an unexpected pay rise

Assess Imminent Trend Shifts In Business And Technology, Prepare To Respond
4. Make clear technology choices and set policy for the future
5. Stay in direct touch with key technology developments
6. Anticipate external drivers of uncertainty and complexity

Invest In Mid-Term Opportunities, Pull Back From Short-Term Expedients
 7.  Migrate towards real time infrastructure
 8.  Create a business process skills competency center
 9.  Build partnership management competences and processes
10. Plan to overspend your budget