How IT's Partnership With the Business Is Evolving
The line between technology and business decisions continues to blur, as a significant share of business executives said that IT plays a critical role in strategic execution in their organization, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The accompanying report, "Building Digital Organizations," reveals that most IT leaders said technology objectives are becoming more business focused, and that they're highly confident in their ability to apply tech efforts to business goals. At the same time, most business execs collaborate with the IT on their tech spending plans, rather than making these acquisitions on their own. And most of these business decision-makers describe their relationship with IT as a good one, which bodes well for a positive, lasting partnership. "Since the first mainframes, the goal of IT has always been to enable a business to achieve things that would otherwise be impossible," according to the report. "New technology models allow companies to continue chasing typical pursuits such as cost cutting or increased efficiency, and they also open doors to new products, new customers and new data." A total of 650 U.S. business and IT executives took part in the research.