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Roundtable: Aligning IT with the Rest of the Company

Those heroic champions of IT called CIOs have gathered around to share their perspectives about what can be done to better align IT and the company. Claire Vanner writes an article for CBR about how it went down.  Marketing IT as a strategic function, selling your wins, and general top tips are all topics of discussion. Vanner says that Craig Wishart, CIO of ServiceStream, believes in a motto of “Confidence breeds competence breeds trust,” where getting to know peers, listening to their concerns, and then delivering applicable solutions is the most efficient mode of business. Carl Eberling, CIO of Encore Capital Group, meanwhile promotes the good of IT by having regular informal conversations with other peers and leaders in the business about the efforts IT is undertaking. Concluding tips from the roundtable include needing to embrace the service model of IT and acting in the best interest of the company as if you both share the same costs. View the full article for more helpful tips on slaying the monsters that keep IT from perfectly aligning with the business.

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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