JAN 11, 2012 8:34am ET

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Arming the IT Rebels


Amid the findings and forecasts of 2011 and 2012 year are telltale signs that users are driving corporate information consumption patterns and that IT, for better or worse, is becoming complicit with personal consumption habits over controls and policies.

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Comments (2)
Good summary of the situation. I especially like how you refer to past response of "... discipline or fire somebody (or tell them to get a life) ..."

The fact is that younger employees DID get a life and it takes place increasingly on the internet. They simply expect their work life to be as easy to navigate and operate as their social life. Their collective tolerance for slow, sluggish, poorly conceived and designed software is near-zero, and rightly so.

I think (speaking as one myself) that technical people too often forgotten that we don't start businesses to do IT. We do IT to start and run businesses. And traditional IT shops have increasingly become a bottle neck to doing business. Your rallying cry sums up the solution perfectly.

Posted by Max G | Wednesday, January 11 2012 at 2:13PM ET
Good topic. The fundamental trust is between the analyst and the business managers. This is always a point of contention. To harness BI into the future, business MUST be aligned BI. This would ensure that what the analyst produces is what the business really wants. Therefore I still believe that data and processes must be jointed at the hips. This would enable business processes and data to be analysed without questing and with proven trust. This is where BI should be striving towards. Where does this begin? It must be at the structure of ITS (information technology solution) levels to bring Business, BI, Business processes, Business Strategy and Architecture on the same platform. This may be closer to where BI wants to be
Posted by annamalay s | Thursday, January 12 2012 at 3:00AM ET
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