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CEOs must engage in serious debate with political leaders as they rewrite the rules on how economies operate. As advanced economies struggle to regain solid growth, many business leaders are concerned that the regulatory and tax changes governments make will harm the markets of business leaders. In particular, leading CEOs are concerned that complex taxes levied to recoup bailouts and stimulus packages will raise their costs and dampen demand.

CEOs will need strategic information to win political battles and rapid compliance to avoid penalties. In some cases, business leaders may choose to be active in shaping or rebuffing regulations. CIOs should make sure they have a strong tactical liaison in place with the office of the CEO and the legal department to help with complex data analysis and information inquiries.

With the increased reliance on IT from business leaders, it’s important for CIOs to understand the concerns of CEOs and the implications they may have on IT. Gartner analysts have outlined the seven major concerns from CEOs that CIOs should address.

“Business leaders see very uncertain times ahead in 2011, and they must defend growth despite falling business and consumer confidence,” said Mark Raskino, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

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