What sets high performing IT organisations apart from the rest? It could very well be their ability to anticipate. The days of IT thinking it needs to ‘align’ with the organisation are over.
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Organisations are under immense pressure to drive change to meet customer demand and stay ahead of the competition. To achieve this innovation nirvana, it’s crucial that IT groups move from being reactive cost centres to proactive providers of business solutions.
Funny thing about the word "and." You would think it would function as a connector, a word that implies the togetherness of two entities, like "stars and stripes" or "franks and beans." Yet the phrase "IT and the business" does not work that way. Rather, it connotes separateness and difference, creating an "us and them" perception that belies the actual embedded condition of IT.