After my last post on the topic ofReinventing IT, I decided to think about the different aspects of actually reinventing IT and what it might actually look like in the ‘real world’.
I’ve talked about this subject before on this blog in posts likeThe diminishing role of IT and the CIO(?),Building Tomorrow’s Organization – without today’s IT? andWhat’s wrong with today’s IT? but I wanted to take a second to rethink the act of reinventing IT.
There’s quite a few articles out there on theinterwebz about the need to reinvent IT with some dating back to 2007.
Most of these articles talk about a need to reinvent IT or re-imagine IT and most give excellent reasons for doing so. As you know, I’m all for the act of reinventing and changing IT’s focus and function.
What’s missing in most of the articles I’ve run across about reinventing IT or changing IT is the effect the business has had on IT. You can’t really reinvent or change something unless you know the how and why behind the creation of that entity in the first place.