Line leaders hate when IT is overly bureaucratic and control oriented.
Susan Cramm's forthcoming book, 8 Things We Hate About IT: How to Move Beyond the Frustrations to Form a New Partnership With IT (Harvard Business Press, March 2010), examines the frustrations common to the business-IT relationship. "Nobody hates the people in IT, but everybody - business and IT leaders alike- hates the current IT system," says Cramm, founder and president of the IT leadership firm Valuedance.
Her list of eight hates was validated by a 2009 survey of business and IT leaders. It's built around issues facing organizations, and includes perspectives from both sides.
Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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