A recent LinkedIn post by Marc Dowd (You must become a disruptor) makes no bones about the fact that the pace of change brings many dangers for slower moving organisations. Harvard Business Review recently talked about executives expecting ‘moderate or massive’ digital disruption in the next 12 months. Lower startup costs and the proliferation of consumer IT contribute to a general lowering of barriers to entry to many areas of business, creating an extremely dynamic and ever-growing competitive environment.
Tagged: Business partnering
There has been a fashion in corporate IT to utilise IT Business Partnering as a way of getting ‘closer to the business’ – ensuring the IT team are working in alignment with the organisation as a whole. This is often a good model if the organisation has many diverse business areas with specific requirements and challenges. As the advance of consumer technologies removes barriers to entry and lowers investment costs for new entrants it could well be argued that in large organisations this is critical to future success, or indeed survival.