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Organizing for IT Value at the Front of the Firm

Firms in the developed world are investing heavily in new ERP platforms to improve control, facilitate reporting, and ensure compliance with ever more complex reporting and tax regimes.  At the same time, management is outsourcing more and more operational tasks to suppliers, accepting the rigidities of contracts in order to reduce cost.  But how can these moves be reconciled with the competing imperative of agility:  the need to operate in diverse evolving markets and respond rapidly to opportunities and threats?  In this session, Kirt Mead discussed how the most advanced firms are reconciling control and agility through innovative organization and IT solutions.

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