Whether you call it IT/business alignment, our preferred term of Convergence, or something else, the problem remains the same: there is a disconnect between what IT delivers to the business, and what the business actually needs. Simon Kent explains.
With the economic outlook still uncertain and competition fiercer than ever, IT will be asked to increasingly take up the slack. Simon Kent explains the key areas that must be checked to optimise your business IT for 2018. Self-service and knowledge management More than any other IT initiative, self-service has […]
The first interest rate rise in 10 years will fuel the economic storm that has been building since the Brexit referendum. Simon Kent looks at how important IT will be in helping UK business emerge unscathed. Brexit will go down in history as an event which bizarrely caused untold damage […]
The potential of a self-service portal to reduce support costs and improve IT customer satisfaction is well understood. However, relatively few organisations have mastered it and instead are seeing poor uptake of self-service. Here’s why.
BizDevOps can help IT build strong ties with the business by creating a collaborative culture which ensures IT delivers value. Yet it also offers a major opportunity for IT professionals who want to take a leading role – not just in IT, but the entire business.
Business Relationship Managers (BRMs) are faced with the unenviable task of bringing together disparate groups of people resistant to change. What can BRMs learn from great leaders to ensure they are respected and followed?
It is estimated that the recent IT failures afflicting BA will cost the company £80 million. That’s the number reported to shareholders by chief executive Willie Walsh as the airline tries to recover from the IT outage which stranded thousands of passengers during the last bank holiday.
Digital transformation is only possible for organisations which have reached a certain level of IT maturity. Simon Kent assesses how advanced your business currently is and why organisations must think like Business Relationship Managers to reach digital transformation maturity.