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Does your IT project matter to your business executives?

daniel_dorr.JPGBy Daniel Dorr


In CIO Magazine’s recent “State of the CIO” survey, they found that only 26 percent of CIOs say they spend significant time on “driving business innovation.” But 53 percent want to spend more time on that activity in the future. However, these CIOs are unaware of one thing: they may be driving business value today, and not even know it.


CFOs and business leaders are interested in business-specific applications and tend to think they are the only way to drive business value. But even more “basic” IT projects like application rationalization and modernization, cloud, security and information management can drive significant business value—if you know how to make the connection.

Labels: IT Value

COBIT 5 tears down the wall between Dev and Ops and puts quality squarely in between

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgThis week we turn to what COBIT 5 can tell us about quality. This process aims to define and communicate quality requirements for all processes, procedures, and the related to enterprise outcomes. This includes controls, ongoing monitoring, and the use of proven practices and standards in continuous improvement and efficiency efforts. This makes the wall between development and ops an artificial one. Quality clearly needs to not only be designed in, but measured throughout the application lifecycle. The purpose of this process is to ensure consistent delivery of solutions and services that meet quality of the enterprise and satisfy stakeholder needs. The key idea is that projects and programs deliver services (enterprise capabilities) and these capabilities need to be continuously improved and made more efficient during their lifetime.

IT must be more than a service broker

TI chap blog.pngSome say that the IT department of the future will be a service broker, choosing the right services for the business to use.


I believe that IT much be much more than this. They must create competitive business processes, they must create compelling applications and they must collect, look after and analyse the data, both structured and unstructured, that the enterprise's business processes create.

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