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You’ve been decentralized

Each morning, after checking my urgent messages, I take a few minutes to read a daily e-mail from one of my suppliers. Normally very entertaining, these e-mails typically discuss industry trends or pitch a new product.
Today, the authors decided to opine about IT and specifically the management of IT. They noted how hard it is to get a great CIO - someone who can speak the language of business and do IT well. Given the shortage of such CIOs, the authors recommended that more IT work be outsourced and that whatever remains be pushed out to the business units. They concluded by saying that IT could be a profit center only if it was located in the business units and that therefore the best IT is decentralized.

Written by Virginia Robbins29 Dec. 07 22:00