IT has become a critical component to nearly every business, and yet, the IT team is often misaligned with the business. This can happen if you do not consult with your IT team when making major business decisions that impact IT. Some problems we have seen are companies that buy an ERP system that does not integrate with other existing business systems, or they move to a new location only to find that internet speeds are very limited.
How can you get IT aligned with business goals?
1) Include IT on software, moving or infrastructure decisions
Think of IT as an integral part of the business like finance and sales are. As IT infrastructure is increasingly important to the success of many businesses, it is important to include the IT team when making any important company decisions.
2) Educate your IT team on company operations and goals
IT professionals don’t naturally know much about the operations and goals of their organizations, which causes their input to be less valuable than it could be. When they learn more about the operations and goals, they can help your company make better IT investments.
When you include your IT team on major business decisions, you can ensure that your IT infrastructure is better aligned with your business goals.
Need Help Aligning IT with Business Goals?
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