Better Together: IT and the Business

Summary Bullets:

S. Schuchart
  • Business and IT have long treated each other with suspicion, to the detriment of both.
  • Ongoing changes to business and IT require a re-structuring that puts the business and IT hand in hand.

Corporate culture by its very nature requires people to specialize in specific areas of the business. People settle into their roles, becoming masters of the tasks, priorities, and policies that define their area of expertise in the company. The theory is that management has the broader overview and can provide the needed information to guide the overall company direction and ensure smooth operations.  The reality is that most managers, including some members of the C-suite, also operate with their domain as their primary concern.

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