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Gartner Entire contents © 2001 Gartner, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Gartner shal have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The reader assumes sole responsibility for the selection of these materials to achieve its intended results. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. Decision Framework, DF-14-2976 J. Roberts Research Note 27 September 2001 The Economic Focus Today: Tactical or Strategic? A downturn in economic conditions demands that initiatives be reprioritized. The challenge is to maintain a balance between short-term tactics and long-term strategies within a clear set of objectives. Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. I don’t much care where. Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go! (Lewis Carroll) “Strategy,” one of the most abused words in the IT domain, is often used to glorify a set of operational plans. The dictionary defines strategy as the art of war; the examination and selection of the means of winning the battle (e.g., through power, stealth or surprise), based on the environment and the available resources. By comparison, tactics are the allocation of resources and the
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