In the past, the IT department was left alone and was only noticed if something stopped working (like email!) However, in the 21st Century IT has become a critical part of how business competes. The problem is that very few firms have figured out how to evolve from treating IT as a simple cost center to using it as a competitive advantage.
If you are looking for a quick and easy solution, sorry — it just doesn’t exist. However, there are some very specific, concrete things that innovative IT departments are doing that can dramatically change how a business thinks about IT. The key is to align what the IT department and its staff do with what the rest of the business does in order to create a more powerful firm. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Well it’s not. But now you’ve found this blog and we can spend some time talking about how to make what seems impossible to happen.