From ride-alongs to reverse-embedded IT, CIOs are establishing new approaches to bridging the business-IT divide - and devising inventive strategies with business alignment top of mind.
"Do you wish business executives and IT could work together better, collaborating on projects and fully sharing information?" asks Minda Zetlin in CIO.
"If you're like most IT leaders, the answer is very much yes. The benefits of improved business-IT collaboration include things such as projects that better fit business goals, improved change management, and better buy-in for new initiatives.
Not only that, collaborating well with the business is a survival skill for today's technology leaders. In 2021, Gartner research showed that more technologists were being recruited for functions outside IT than within it, says Darren Topham, senior director analyst at Gartner. Meanwhile, with easy-to-use, cloud-based, no-code or low-code solutions readily available, tech-savvy business professionals can handle much of their own technology without any help at all..."
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