- Although IT may have time to look at trends, it does not have the capacity to analyze the trends and turn them into initiatives.
- IT does not have time to parse trends for initiatives that are relevant to them.
- The business complains that if IT does not pursue trends the organization will get left behind by cutting-edge competitors. At the same time, when IT pursues trends, the business feels that IT is unable to deal with the basic issues.
- Take advantage of a trend by first understanding why it is happening and how it is actionable. Build momentum now. Breaking a trend into bite-sized initiatives and building them into your IT foundations enables the organization to maintain pace with competitors and make the technological leap.
- The concepts of shadow IT and governance are critical. As it becomes easier for the business to purchase its own applications, it will be essential for IT to embrace this form of user empowerment. With a diminished focus on vendor selection, IT will drive the most value by directing its energy toward data and integration governance.
Impact and Result
- Determine how to explore, adopt, and optimize the
technology and practice initiatives in this report by understanding which core objective(s) each initiative serves:
- Optimize the effectiveness of the IT organization.
- Boost the productivity of the enterprise.
- Enable business growth through technology.
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