re: 5 Ways Business Still Fails The IT Organization
I think you got it wrong again Chris.
First, your whole paradigm of IT vs the Business is wack. There are no enterprises today without Information Technology, not like in the 1990's when technology was just beginning to be utilized by business to generate profits and grow their customer base. In those days resources responsible for the technology were dictated to by so-called business leaders who had a different focus and mindset in pursuit of "productivity drivers", giving birth to outsourcing and downsizing talent. Some of these cultures created by these "leaders" are still struggling with the notion that technology resources are more valuable than ever, thus the misalignment still exists.
Second, you seem to have lost sight of the data breaches and other Information Security problems that have occurred within the Financial Services industry with the statement "Regardless, IT can't use security as an excuse for dismissing productivity drivers, such as tablets, as mere toys." Really? IT is using security as an excuse? If that were the case, then why not put all you data processing into the cloud and be done with it. See how that works out for your business!
Last, just by using the term IT shows you are still stuck in the 1990's. Think IS, Information Systems comprised of People, Processes, and the technology that is used to generate results, and IS, Information Security, the key to success in this interconnected global environment that ALL businesses must account for to exist, and the hammer that will achieve alignment.
George E Jones Jr, CISM CRISC CISSP
Intrinsic Security Practitioners, LLC