There is no single optimal organization design for IT departments, but rather a set of appropriate practices that are adapted through learning and benchmarking processes, according to a new report by people3, a Gartner, Inc. company.

“Designing an effective organization structure is a challenge that is more easily said than done,” said Diane Berry, managing vice president of people3. “With such a challenge in mind, IT leaders often wish to find the one ‘perfect’ IT organization model that will address all the problems in their current structure. Instead of reinventing the wheel, many IT leaders turn to a ‘quick fix.’ Unfortunately, the results of taking a short cut as such are not always promising, and could be much more costly in the end.”

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Information Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access