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business-IT alignment

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September 10, 2012  5:23 AM

Importance of good written communication



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business case, business-IT alignment, IT plan, IT planning

It was during my school days that I first learnt the importance of good writing as a means of communication. Our English teacher was once distributing answer-sheets of our periodic exams in the class. One of the questions in the paper was of essay-writing. The teacher singled out my paper to...

October 11, 2010  1:20 AM

Isn’t IT all about PCs, printers and the like?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business-IT alignment, CIO career, language of business, user awareness

I have spent half my professional life spreading awareness among the senior management staff in various organizations, importance of Information Technology for the business, and the need of management attention. It was an enjoyable experience, since I got to observe them in various moods depending...


August 30, 2010  8:51 AM

How much technology should a CIO know?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business-IT alignment, CIO career, language of business, leadership

Today's CIO faces a dilemma. He knows technology, and he thinks he knows the business that his company is in. However, he’s confronted with articles and seminars that discuss the CIO role, which emphasize the fact that he should understand and participate in business. All these mean well, but...


June 21, 2010  5:39 AM

IT’s alignment with business: Much discussed, but is it understood?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business-IT alignment

“IT’s alignment with business”. We often hear this line spoken in various group discussions and seminars. But what does this term really mean for CIOs? Does it mean building rapport with management personnel, or making the right noises in the corridors of power? Does it mean


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