Dealing with the downturn | CIO

Last week, two figures dominated the news: 100,000, the complete amount of COVID-19 scenarios in the U.S. – more than any other nation – and three.28 million, the amount of U.S. unemployment statements in a single week, approximately 5 occasions that of any week considering that 1967. When the pandemic passes, numerous of all those positions may well return, but in accordance the Fed and most economists, we’re most likely in a economic downturn by now.

In 2010, warning CIOs of the likelihood of a double-dip economic downturn, Gartner issued this advisory: “In 2008, most CIOs have been forgiven for staying unprepared to deal with the world wide economic downturn, but … no CIO will be forgiven for staying unprepared a next time.”

Gartner’s assistance to IT leaders: Develop a list of IT tasks that could be postponed or canceled. But as Ken McGee, a Gartner fellow, explained to Computerworld’s

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