Eight Ways to Bridge the Gap in IT and Business

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 03-09-2015 Email

The divide between IT and business departments in the enterprise is unnecessary and can be overcome by communication and collaboration, according to IT leaders. Cesar Fernandez, director of Product Solutions at PMG, draws on the wisdom of computer scientist Landon Curt Noll, now a cryptologist and security architect with Cisco Systems, who once said, "You can never say all the tricks have been done. Someone always shows you something you didn't know." To that end, CIOs should strive to become ambassadors of collaboration and encourage departments to step outside their silos and join forces. Together, IT and business make a dynamic team, Fernandez said. PMG provides an Enterprise Service Catalog of services and business automation software to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve efficiency. While there isn't a road map that leads to complete synergy, CIOs have an opportunity to disrupt any divide between IT and business with the following simple tactics.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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