With the Eurozone crisis threatening to bring the world into another global recession, Gartner is advising CIOs to be on guard as the responsibility to ensure business continuity is in their hands.
In a report titled “CIOs Should Address the Impacts of the Euro Crisis on Their Enterprises Now,” the research and consultancy firm said that among the key executives in the company, the CIOs are in a better position to see the overall operations of the company. And with technology, CIOS can also help address the challenges posed by the crisis.
“Unlike recent economic difficulties, today’s crisis has the potential to totally undermine the Eurozone, the whole EU and beyond,” said Gartner’s Di Maio. “Spurred on by the pervasiveness of the Internet, the crisis negatively affects every enterprise or individual doing business in or with the region. The CIO’s top responsibility is to guarantee business continuity.”
See Gartner to CIOs: Weigh on Euro crisis, by Veronica C. Silva for ComputerWorld.