Re: How IT Can Spur Digital Innovation
It's weird, because these aren't necessarily the newest trends in the IT/Business relationship, or the newest idioms that IT pros are being told to follow. The notion that IT ought to be integrated right into the business, and collaboration should just be how you do business (and not a special occasion), is not a new idea - but it's as true today as when it was. The difference is we've gone from 'you can't get by without computers' to 'you can't get by without the internet' to, now, 'you can't get by without mobile' or xyz other new trend.
That's how the rules have changed - the CIO is not just expected to be an evangelist of these technologies to the business, he's also expected to be incredibly agile and open to new ideas. It's his job to tell the business what it can't get by without next year - or, at the very least, when the business side comes to him first, to know what they're talking about and have a plan in mind. SaneIT's point is very relevant - in order for that to take place, the IT pros have to know what goes on in day-to-day operations at your company. That can't be stressed enough.