Does your company’s Information Technology leave business opportunities on the table?
Many professionals view Information Technology (IT) as a cost center, and focus their efforts on cost reduction. Others view IT as the equipment, and focus their efforts on the hardware, software, and networking.
Exceptional business and IT professionals focus their Information Technology knowledge, experience, and skills outward to capture market opportunities. For them, the purpose of IT is to enable and automate business information, capabilities, and processes.
The ‘Value” of IT architecture to the business is that it optimizes automation in favor of the pursuit of maximum profitability. IT architecture aligns the company’s Information Technology with the business strategies to maximize company strengths, minimize weaknesses, seize opportunities, and respond effectively to threats.
IT Architects are business professionals who apply architectural skills to advance the business strategy; just as other business professionals apply management, marketing, and financial skills to this purpose.
Successful IT is not just about hardware, software, and networking. It’s about getting the right people in the right roles doing the right things for the right reasons!