It is becoming increasingly necessary for Industries and Organizations to improve Productivity, Reliability and keep pace with the ever increasing demands. Never before has there been such a pressure on Business-the Production and Engineering departments to keep up to these demands.
Information Technology is not the business, it is an enabler. By enabling the business, the IT strategy, architecture and projects should be dictated by the larger Organization business strategy, architecture and programs. However, we often see a Disconnect between the IT and Business Strategy. You can get an idea about business transformation through hoba.tech/agile-business-transformation-accelerator-course/
The IT strategy
The CIO or the Chief Information Officer can play the role of a partner and assist the Business team achieve their objectives.
IT is perceived as not providing value to the organization. Why is this?
Typically the CIO and the IT teams role have been restricted to Implementation, Support & Maintenance of Enterprise needs related to IT hardware and Software.
IT teams have in the past procured specific software and hardware, have got tied down by the lock in periods, typically three to four and have eventually got trapped with the obsolete software down the line.
The advent of the Cloud, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service & Software as a Service has provided the CIO with new possibilities.
Technology trends and landscapes are much more dynamic now and there is an increasing need for CIOs to look at getting out of the traditional suppor mode and get more focused on meeting the ever increasing demands from Business.