IT Management Slideshow: 18 Key Questions About IT, Business

By Susan Cramm  |  Posted 04-01-2010

18 Key Questions About IT, Business

Do you think IT is overly bureaucratic and control oriented? Business leaders: 51% IT leaders: 37%Difference: 14%

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Does the business makes half-baked requests and is clueless about enterprise impact? Business leaders: 49%IT leaders: 63%Difference: 14%

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Is IT expected to know the business better than the business does?Business leaders: 35%IT leaders: 56%Difference: 21%

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Does IT consists of technologists, not business leaders?Business leaders: 60%IT leaders: 46%Difference: 14%

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Does IT spend money irresponsibly? Business leaders: 16%IT leaders: 13%Difference: 3%

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Does the business want it all right now-regardless of ROI?Business leaders: 45%IT leaders: 56%Difference: 11%

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Do you think IT doesn't deliver on time? Business leaders: 44%IT leaders: 49%Difference: 5%

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Does the business always changes their minds about what they want their systems to do?Business leaders: 50%IT leaders: 67%Difference: 17%

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Do you think IT products and services do not meet the needs of the business?Business leaders: 39%IT leaders: 29%Difference: 10%

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Do you think the business doesn't understand how to use their systems and technologies?Business leaders: 48%IT leaders: 51%Difference: 3%

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Does IT outsources important activities and doesn't adequately supervise vendors?Business leaders: 26%IT leaders: 18%Difference: 8%

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Do business leaders pressure IT to outsource activities that are best done internally?Business leaders: 13% IT leaders: 16%Difference: 3%

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Do you think IT is stuck in the technology past, not focused on the future?Business leaders: 28%IT leaders: 26%Difference: 2%

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Does the business get enamored with IT fads?Business leaders: 25%IT leaders: 35%Difference: 10%

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Do you think IT leaders are business-smart? Business leaders: 46%IT leaders: 60%Difference: 14%

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Do you think there's a lot more heads-up than there are high-fives with IT?Business leaders: 61%IT leaders: 58%Difference: 3%

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Do you think the business doesn't give IT enough credit for working tirelessly behind the scenes?Business leaders: 71%IT leaders: 67%Difference: 4%

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Are business leaders IT-smart? Business leaders: 26%IT leaders: 23%Difference: 3%

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