How to align IT with your business?
Because of the increasing in workflow management, the world of IT is changing tremendously. This also means that companies must align their business with their IT. Different business must start with arming itself against different rules and the changes of it.
But how do they do that and where do they start? One of the most important things is that every company must use relevant business information.
How to deliver value and what is they right architecture approach?
If you want to deliver value with your product or service, a pragmatic IT approach is key. It is very important that employees explore the possibilities of IT and that is fits the different needs.
However, it is still very important that you look at things from a business perspective in a way that you get a proper idea of the market you are operating in. Based on this information, the company can start delivering functionality.
To do this, a lot of experience from an IT company is needed. This IT company needs to be very flexible and should adapt when necessary. Most of the time, this means that the owner needs to create new and good ideas for the need of information and try to get this information.
Sharing is caring
One important thing is sharing information. Besides this, uniformization and standardization are also key in decentralization of the architecture. If we take a deeper look at architecture, we can state that there are three different levels; process, application & IT-technical and data level.
Within these three levels, you strive to maximize the efficiency of the company but also to achieve adaptiveness. The bigger question is: how do you achieve this?
Bimodel-IT is the answer. This is a model that was launched in 2014 by Gartner. Within this model. Two separate but coherent models manage the IT delivery. As the name says, there are two models.
The first model is a more traditional one that primary focuses on accuracy and security. The second model strives for innovativeness and is less linear. This second model also focuses on the speed and agility.
In the perfect situation, you need to have both the first and the second model. Moreover, these two models need to work together flawless to make your company better. You need to keep track of your current IT architecture and process it.