by Staff Writer
At some point, just about every decision made in a large organization requires stakeholder buy-in – and when it comes to purchasing new software platforms for the business, you need to get your IT decision makers on board.
Though “shadow IT” (the use of software and other information technology outside of IT’s purview) is common in many organizations, taking a rogue approach to tech adds risk to any technology project. This can make it harder to apply holistic, company-wide approaches and processes, or introduce security risks that non-technical employees may be ill-equipped to deal with.
When business and IT leaders are aligned, companies are better able to find solutions that successfully support employee needs and organizational objectives with fewer downsides. But while one recent literature review from Stockholm University found that business-IT alignment is associated with better overall performance, the study also noted that for many companies, getting everyone on the same page is typically an elusive feat.
by Andy Lientz
As the role of IT departments continues to evolve to keep pace with the speed of business, the path forward can seem unclear. While many organizations are undergoing digital transformations to move their systems to the cloud, others aren’t sure how to move forward.
Wherever you find yourself and your organization, here are three actions you can take now to lay a solid groundwork for the future of IT.
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