Should Business influence or control IT investments?

August 17, 2011
Hosted by Sanjog Aul

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Episode Description

Often there is an implicit disconnect between the expectations and incentives set for business lines and those set for their IT counterparts. For example, business Line managers are expected to quickly spot new customer needs and adapt the processes needed to meet those needs. Meanwhile, the IT organization (and its CIO) is often assessed on efficiency metrics that may be internal to IT, including infrastructure spending and portfolio consolidation. As a result, Business Line managers may question the reasons behind any IT investments that don’t help them. Would it be a good idea to let Business managers collaborate and drive IT investments and budgets? Wouldn’t this result in better alignment and fewer headaches for both business and IT?

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Sanjog Aul

Sanjog Aul

Sanjog Aul is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and the Executive Vice President with AVVAL, an Oakbrook, IL based professional services firm providing IT staffing and outsourcing services. With educational background in Computer Science and extensive consulting experience in IT Management and Implementation, Sanjog is known to dig deeper into current and chronic technology management/implementation issues to find the root cause. During his career, Sanjog has helped numerous businesses learn how to use technology for competitive advantage.

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