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Does your technology organization have the capabilities to deliver business value today and in the future? Where should you be investing finite IT resources—in maintaining infrastructure or delivering new business capabilities? In managing risk or preparing for change? The answer to these questions is often “both.” A two-speed approach to IT capabilities can address these priorities and more.
Most companies have many competing IT priorities. Organizations need to maintain foundational infrastructure that is reliable, highly available, and flexible. Yet they also need to use technology to innovate and support business change. At the same time, they need to protect the corporate assets from a security and risk perspective.
In addition, as technology changes the business world, technology skills become more important. Yet the supply of critical skills often doesn’t keep pace with demand. Consequently, companies find themselves in a war for technology talent.
These challenges call for a two-speed approach to IT that can accommodate different priorities and strategies. Industrial speed is the optimized speed at which IT, in its customary role, can deliver service to the business. Digital speed is the speed necessary to enable and drive the company’s digital agenda; it enables agile responses to changing business requirements. Each speed requires different capabilities, processes, metrics, and skill sets.
Against this backdrop, finding the right answers can be difficult. Given finite resources, what should our top investment priorities be?
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How do you decide where to focus your efforts over the next several years? Here are six points to keep in mind:
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