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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Five Questions For Every CIO Whose Company Is Divesting A Business

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Executive Summary

In any large divestiture, some of the most challenging tasks fall to the Chief Information Officer (CIO). CIOs can find themselves putting out fires in both the parent company and the divested business; being a profit center and operating on a shoe-string budget; having a long-term strategic vision and working at break-neck speed. "Breaking up is hard to do" explores how to relieve pressures on the CIO during a divestiture. This Deloitte Consulting LLP Point Of View (POV) focuses on two main lessons: first, that the CIO's office should be included on the deal team, and second, that the CIO should ask five questions before a divestiture.

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