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CIO advice: Moving to IT 2.0

Today, IT is necessary to run a business, yet many CEO’s view it as a necessary evil. Cliff Saran of ComputerWeekly.com believes it’s time to completely reshape the way we think about IT. He’s calling it IT 2.0, and the new model has a lot to do with business and IT alignment.

While, alignment isn’t a new term, there are many new approaches to it that most organizations aren’t taking advantage of. One of the main problems between IT and business is control. IT is taking on an increasing amount of responsibilities and spreading itself thin. Why not eliminate this issue entirely by enabling the business to take control over certain resources. The PC infrastructure, the core business application, or even the mainframe system could be handed over with benefits for both parties.

Remember innovation requires change. Mobile technology has great potential to engage customers in ways never before possible, but you can’t reap the benefits if you don’t take the risks. If IT intends to lead the business, they can’t be afraid to step up with new ideas.

About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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