It seems like the more that we learn, the more we realize that the most effective key to security, productivity and practice in this world of “Modern IT” that we live in comes down to training, process and procedure. Again, we see here that the reasons that your IT department is too slow boils down to the way that the people either manage themselves or are being managed by their superiors.
Take a look at the list of bottlenecks in this great article from CIO.com and let us know if you see any of these issues applying to you and your department.
It’s time to face a cold, hard fact: Your IT department is too slow. It’s the result of good intentions gone bad, but in business, intentions don’t matter. When is IT too slow? Whenever any part of the business has to wait for IT to deliver the goods, that’s when. The magic buzz phrase these days may be “time to value,” but the true guiding principle is “ahead of your competitors.” If IT keeps that from happening, you can bet your organization’s business executives have lost patience with you. [ Beware the 12 ‘best practices’ IT should avoid at all costs while heeding the 9 forces shaping the future of IT work . | Get an inside look at 10 real-world digital transformations . | Get the latest insights by signing up for our CIO daily newsletter . ] Want to speed up your IT department? Start by getting rid of what slows it down — in a word, its bottlenecks. Here are a dozen places to start your search. Ignore at your peril. IT bottleneck No. 1: Governance Committees are the old governance. As governance sets the pace for everything IT does, and committees slow down everything they […]