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Growing Importance of IT Leaders in Business Decision

This is important for an organization that information should be organized around needs of customers and users. IT provides the infrastructure for creating and managing information. There is possibility that the business side may not always understand implications of information systems.  Though IT is involved in every business process of an organization, many organizations have gap between the corporate strategy and IT objectives.  Also, it took several years for most of the farms to understand the technology and its possibilities.
A fully proficient business analyst understands business systems and what it takes to improve business performance. In order to develop a solution to a particular business problem, the business analyst will need to engage various members within the business operational groups as well as technical architects and other technical service providers in the design, compilation and delivery of the required components of the business solution. This task requires flow of communication between Business Analysts and IT professionals. Now, this is important that the both groups has common set of understanding and they talk “common” languages, as the IT professionals need to implement fully what really is required in the service delivery point of view. While it’s true that some IT departments are content in playing the traditional role of service provider, the majority needs to play a larger role in facilitating corporate innovation and growth.
The rapid growth in the adoption and diffusion of information technologies has important implications for practitioners, academics and policy-makers. The widespread use of information technologies is challenging traditional business models and reshaping socio-economic paradigms, as well as promoting new social relations, jobs and working structures. As more CIOs are moving towards business and IT alignment, the makeup and structure of IT is changing forms. IT and business unit employees need to work more closely together, and in some cases, interchangeably.
But today’s technology leaders say this trend does not signal an end to the independent IT department, which still plays a critical role in companies by providing the structure, expertise and continuity needed to build and maintain a strong infrastructure. Just change is required in IT strategy building, aligning more with business and change the attitude regarding the core functionalities.
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