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.
Business performance is being strangled because of poor communication and lack of collaboration between IT and its fellow business departments. Kevin Baker says we need leaders to end this problem once and for all.
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 […]
Comaround is an organisation that specialises in self-service and knowledge management. This case study interview shows how ComAround is using Knowledge Centred Service (KCS®) to capture collective knowledge and build smarter organisations.
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.
Initiatives such as BizDevOps and Agile are designed to eliminate silos and improve the effectiveness and relevance of business technology delivered. But they will only succeed if leaders remove a critical barrier: fear.
DevOps is designed to remove the silo mentality that limits the effectiveness of business IT. But does it go far enough? We look at what BizDevOps means, why it is gaining traction and the crucial lessons to ensure a project delivers results.