Comments on If you’re worried about business alignment, you’re doing it wrongA SearchCIO-Midmarket.com blog2013-04-02T15:16:26Zhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/cio/if-youre-worried-about-business-alignment-youre-doing-it-wrong/feed/atom/By: PatriciaHPatriciaHhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/cio/?p=998#comment-2762011-06-20T22:54:10Z2011-06-20T22:54:10ZI believe Wendy’s point (and Dr. Ali’s original message) are spot on. It’s all about ‘How do we generate business value?’ When it comes to your business management and business analytics software this message is even more significant. Whether you’re in the camp of “owning IT architecture” or leaning more towards “the architecting of said systems”, the software selection can make or break the perception of value creation by IT. In essence it becomes one of the most tangible and visual examples for the business on what IT is bringing to the table. In effect, if the software is adding value, there’s a higher perception that IT overall is adding value. Unfortunately the reverse is also true. There’s more choices out there today than ever (vendor options, licensing options, hosting options) while at the same time the potential value the software can bring to the business has never been greater. A potent (and exciting) combination.
]]>By: FsellFsellhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/cio/?p=998#comment-2752011-06-20T17:05:47Z2011-06-20T17:05:47ZSomehow topics such as business alignment, and generating business value, misses the reality of technology management. Business streamlining initiatives and high value technical direction are often defined and advocated by IT, then “sold” to managerial constitutiencies. Since so many initiatives cross organizational boundries, it is often unrealistic to identify user champions. IT does and should lead – advocate – promote.