The demand for speed is accelerating -- and IT isn't keeping up

The demand for speed is accelerating -- and IT isn't keeping up

Summary: Speed and agility are at the heart of business today -- and, unfortunately, those are two areas in which IT is falling short.

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Speed and agility are at the heart of business today — and, unfortunately, those are two areas in which IT is falling short. Two trends — neither of which is going away anytime soon — are impacting this increased need. Consumerization is rapidly changing the expectations of today’s information workers. In too many instances that we care to acknowledge, your employees are using faster, more agile solutions at home than they are at the office. On top of that, businesses are under an increased demand to change.

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Topics: CXO, Enterprise Software

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  • it's not IT that's not keeping up....

    It's the "suits" - business managers. "Enterprise architects are in a unique position to be change agents for their businesses" - as long as beancounters let them.

    Not that IT is without fault - the problem is who gets their voice heard and that's mostly loudmouths shouting out acronyms.
    vgrig
  • personally

    as an It admin, i don't have a choice in how fast our internet is. I'm afraid its the ISP's that restrict it.
    danjames2012
  • Fixed.

    The demand for speed is accelerating -- and BUDGETS are not keeping up
    mcmk
  • Maybe the fast moving businesses are not the good ones?

    Continual changes of direction point to a company that has all the strategic thinking of flock of headless chickens.
    jorwell
  • It's the cloud

    the only way you save money is by cutting corners somewhere
    so speed and agility go out when the cloud comes in
    andycher2