06 Feb Business/IT alignment 'is dead' — What's next?
In this latest installment from the Life Is Not Fair department, we return to the issue of whether the dogmatic notion of aligning IT with the business was in fact carved on the stone tablets given to Moses. As you wrestle with the pressures of a global economic downturn and cost-control mandates, it might well be that the very last thing you want to think about are some artsy-fartsy verbal contortions about aligning this with that or leading versus following or anything other than how you’re going to get through the next quarter with your company still competing and your head still on your shoulders. However, as this is at least for now the Life Is Not Fair department, you’re being asked to keep thinking — very hard — about not just near-term survival but also long-term excellence.
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