The Hard Truth About Business-IT Alignment
CIO, June 1st , 2021
June 1, 2021,
Volume 279, Issue 1
IT, CIOs are frequently advised, needs to be aligned with the business, and alignment, we're told, is mostly a matter of effective IT governance
"Alignment is better than misalignment, I suppose, but in the end it's weak tea. Add overreliance on IT governance as the means for achieving it and you turn IT into a stifling, choking bureaucracy, not a more effective organization.
What's the superior alternative? Focusing your efforts on integrating IT into the business, not just aligning IT with it. That's integration, as in taking all the steps necessary for IT to be, and to be perceived as being, integral to every aspect of the enterprise..."
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