IT business alignment News
February 07, 2018
An Insight Enterprises survey of CIO and CTO executives and procurement professionals finds agreement between IT and business operations on typical technology pain points.
December 14, 2017
For enterprises to benefit from AI tools and techniques, experts at AI World stressed that technology needs to be grounded by a tight focus on how it can improve business goals.
March 31, 2017
Isaac Sacolick explains how two practices -- aligning agile development with IT operations, and improving data quality -- can help CIOs in driving digital transformation.
February 28, 2017
New research shows organizations are less confident in their "digital IQ," or how they adapt to new tech. Highlighting the human experience can help.
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A business technologist is an IT (information technology) professional with a combination of broad general knowledge of technology along with an understanding of non-technical aspects of a business, including corporate and competitive strategies, marketing and finances. Continue Reading
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The enterprise network continues to evolve in the face of new technologies and threats. Yet companies aren't managing these changes with full IT-business strategic alignment.
IT pros are considering the business need more and more as technologies change. Companies are becoming more comfortable putting network functions in the cloud, and as that continues, they are working on fuller IT-business strategic alignment around what stays on-premises and what can be moved to the cloud. In addition, the use of unified communications and growing interest in collaboration tools forces IT and business units to work more closely together to determine which applications best fit company needs.
Perhaps most critically, network and security teams have to be more collaborative as well. Cohesive IT-business strategic alignment for network security helps protect against increasing cyberthreats to the enterprise, but a potential security professional shortage will have network managers struggling to learn roles they had not previously performed.
Education underpins all the work companies can do to improve their IT-business strategic alignment. Network specialists who strive for advancement will remain focused on education throughout their whole careers, one pro says.Continue Reading
The idea of aligning IT with business needs has been around as long as tech itself. But enterprises still struggle with siloed hardware, security and cloud applications. Continue Reading
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In this SearchCIO video, Wendy Cofran, CIO at Century Health Systems, explains why data sharing poses one of the top obstacles to business-IT alignment in the healthcare space. Continue Reading
That vision thing won't do CIOs much good if they fail to execute on strategy, management experts say. Here's how to overcome the hurdles that can get in the way of success. Continue Reading
The internal supply chain -- from procurement to sales -- is critical to your company's success. Here's how to make sure your departments are aligned, and not working at cross-purposes. Continue Reading
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Are you a self-reflective CIO? In this video, Mikhail Papovsky lists three contemporary CIO challenges and offers advice for new CIOs. Continue Reading
New business initiatives live or die by the quality of their IT implementation plan. Experienced IT teams share their methodology. Continue Reading
A lack of communication between sales and marketing teams can derail internal processes. Here's how to ensure collaboration between the two factions. Continue Reading