Assessing the Relationship Between Business and IT

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Assessing the Relationship Between Business and IT
John Henry, Manager, United States

Key factors to assess the relation of IT with the Business should also include:
* Relevance - does IT want to be a key business partner, and a strategic part of the plan? Or are they simply a support model, that reacts and usually causes decay in process because of the support reaction issue.
* Trust - does business see IT as a cost center, needing to be managed out of existence to reduce costs, or has there been a strategic trust relationship developed that gives IT a strategic place in decision making.
* Response ability (misspelling intended) does IT accept its responsibility to be a part of the process that improves business decisions, or is IT simply a reacting agent.
* Solution provider - this is the strategic role of IT, to be able to identify properly the problem facing the business and find by use of good technology and process development, the solution to the current issues, while looking ahead to the business vision to p... Register

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