Published: April 2009
A guide for organisations wanting to outpace their peers
Companies have to remain competitive, but the recent years of prosperity have made this less of a driving need in many industries. Most organisations think they can outperform their rivals, and many believe that their approach to IT can play a significant part in this. There is a link between the performance and capabilities of the IT function and overall business performance, but not everybody is aware of this, or takes advantage of it.
Even during a recession, companies can not only survive, but thrive. To do this, the IT function must stick close to the business, be involved in the broader strategy and plans, and measurably demonstrate the success of IT investments in terms and language that the wider organisation understands and appreciates. Even before doing this, the IT function has to control its budgets and resources, and recognise that where expertise is available from 3rd parties, it should be exploited as part of mutually beneficial partnerships. This should not only ensure that costs are manageable, but that suitable returns in terms of overall business performance and individual employee productivity are realised.
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