Mike Schaffner: Strategic IT

Mike Schaffner over at the “Beyond Blinking Lights” blog has an interesting post titled “Let’s Get Strategic!” that discusses the need for IT groups to become more strategic. Mike writes:

If IT wants to be strategic it has to go beyond just being a order takers and implementers. We need to take the steps necessary to add value beyond just delivery of services.


The bottom-line is that is if the IT department wants to be thought of as strategic they have to be willing to offer a strategic service.

Its worth the read for anyone working in IT. Looks like Mike is planning a series of posts around Strategic IT and the use of Business Analysts within IT groups.

[tags] IT infrastructure, IT management, IT operations, IT strategy [/tags]