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The Downturn Power-Up

Opportunities for technology industry CIOs


Technology industry veterans are no strangers to economic downturns and frequently shift business strategies to stay ahead of the game. Constant upheaval is just a way of life for anyone working in technology — especially for chief information officers (CIOs). However, even the most seasoned professionals recognize that today’s economic landscape is a far cry from anything they’ve seen before.

Deloitte’s latest publication, “The Downturn Power-Up,” uncovers a series of practical recommendations for technology industry CIOs looking to navigate through the recession — with an emphasis on approaches to help companies “power up” for the recovery.

Now is the time for technology industry CIOs to start thinking about actions that may help their companies’ day-to-day operations during the downturn, while laying the groundwork for success in an upturn. This report provides practical insights on approaches that enable both efficiency as well as innovation opportunities, including: 

  • Rationalizing data center portfolios
  • Simplifying technology architectures
  • Taking outsourcing to the next level
  • Embracing Web 2.0 at the enterprise level
  • Developing master data management initiatives
  • Implementing Cloud Computing technology


As used in this document, ‘Deloitte’ means Deloitte LLP (and its subsidiaries). Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

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