Over the last decade, the alignment between business and IT has become increasingly critical to an organization’s success. This shift has given IT leaders a seat at the table as accepted partners of the business.
IT leaders are in the best position to understand which emerging technologies will be disruptive, which will provide opportunities, and which can be ignored. Business leaders need this guidance if they are going to make the right decisions on where to focus their work, resources, and money, what kind of performance goals should be set, and when adjustments must be made—but they simply don’t have enough insight into technology at the leading edge. That has to come from IT. And that’s where opportunity lies. To achieve that, IT and Business leaders must take four steps: · Contribute to the development of the long-term vision and strategy. · Embrace diverse technology delivery models. · Ensure all decisions and recommendations are objective and focused.