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IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide
Business leaders are voicing the cry “IT must Partner with the business”. They know they must move their companies move beyond simple alignment toward true business and technology convergence- that sweet spot where IT and business units are so strategically intertwined they operate almost interchangeably, outperforming their competitors as a result. Still, studies show 70% of business stakeholders don’t view the IT department as trusted partners or strategic collaborators.
Seeing so much research about the need for convergence but so little written about how to achieve it, Joe Topinka wrote IT Business Partners: A Field Guide as a method to actually do what many business leaders are only buzzing about. As a career CIO and founder of CIO Mentor he draws on his own experiences implementing IT Business Partnership Programs to present an actionable, how-to field guide that enables true business technology convergence.
Designed to move beyond simply talking about business technology convergence to formally instituting an IT Business Partnership Program, Topinka’s field guide is a frame-work of strategies, methods and tools crucial to success. The book includes:
IT Business Partners: A Field Guide provides an actionable plan to implementing IT Business Partnership Programs as a proven method of achieving business technology convergence.
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