Call it the urge to unmerge. It’s a desire many IT directors feel. Sometimes the message comes from their managements and occasionally it comes from inside their own heads. It’s the call to spin off the IT organisation as a separate, though affiliated, company.
To an accountant, spinning off the IT department can make great sense. In-house IT teams code their own applications all the time. The software’s intellectual property can seem like locked-up revenue.
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