Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Monthly “100 IT Charm” Book Tuning: Strategic IT Mar, 2020

IT touches almost every business initiative, every underlying function, and structure. 

The purpose of the book “100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready“ is to articulate different flavors of digital IT organizations and brainstorm the best and next practices for running highly innovative and high-performance IT. Digital charm is not based on the style presented on the surface but on a set of unique competencies to make IT shine through as a business differentiator.   

Strategic IT 

IT Strategic Planning and Alignment Nowadays information technology provides an important structure and a strong pillar to build a powerful digital enterprise. IT touches almost every business initiative, every underlying function, and structure. However, far too many IT organizations are really focused on the tactical approach to fixing issues.

How to Make Strategic IT Workforce Planning Workforce management is an important process that underpins the organization’s collective human capability and differentiated business competency. With fast-paced changes, hyper-diversity, the exponential growth of information, and fierce competition, workforce planning, and management have to become highly analytical and systematic.

The New Book “100 IT Charm” Introduction: Chapter III Strategic IT Digital transformation implies the full-scale changes in the way that the business is conducted. Thus, simply adopting new digital technology is not sufficient. There is a fundamental shift happening with the emergence of the converging technologies that impact the business through cross-departmental communication and collaboration. Therefore, it’s important to run IT as a strategic business partner to drive change and catalyze digital transformation.

IT Strategic Planning: How to Make It Right With continuous disruptions and fierce competition, many IT organizations suffer from overloaded tasks and overwhelming growth of information. They encounter so many daily distractions that stop them from laser focusing on achieving strategic business goals. High-performance CIOs should have knowledge and leadership influence to demonstrate IT as strategic business competency. They need to build a good strategy which is an integral component of the business strategy, based on the circumstances that will allow the highest probability of IT management success. But more specifically: How to make IT strategic planning right?

Charting Digital Paradigm Shift by Exploring Rationale, Intuitive, and Strategic Side of IT  Information Technology is permeating into every corner of the organization. IT organization is in the middle of a sea change. It is important to realize that there are basic principles and rules that make it work and there are different styles of mentality and methodology to run IT today. Practices and actions depend on the organizational maturity, competition, and customer expectations, High-mature digital organizations always look for opportunities across the business ecosystem to increase the usage of abundant information and emergent digital technologies, explore the rationale, intuitive, and strategic side of IT accordingly, and chart digital paradigm shifts seamlessly.

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