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CEO of Deal Architect, a top advisory boutique recognized in The Black Book of Outsourcing, author of a widely praised book on technology enabled innovation, The New Polymath, prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation at New Florence, New Renaissance and about waste in technology at Deal Architect.  Previously Analyst  at Gartner, Partner with PwC Consulting. Keynoted at many business and technology conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and other executive and technology publications.

One response to “Burning question: Time to split IT?”

  1. Brian Cordell

    The entire issue of trying to balance IT costs/benefits/creativity is an old one. At least 25 years old based on articles I read from the mid-1980’s. What IT needs is an R&D sub-budget that allows for creativity and the building of business cases that justify investments that move into the mainstream. Ultimately, all creative technology must eventually live the reality of the organization infrastructure, culture, and ethos. Otherwise, it will never be accepted and exploited to the organizations benefit. R&D projects should be developed using the same standards present in other disciplines. The project must have a real chance at delivering solutions that improve the organization in some fashion. No matter how you change the model, two real possibilities exist: waste will occur on projects that never had a prayer, or worthy projects will never be carried out, or both. None of us have perfect foresight and judgment. No group of individuals always makes great decisions.