Stories by Barbara Gomolski

  • MY SAY: Going beyond strategic platitudes

    Conventional wisdom says that if you’re looking to develop an IT strategy, you start with the business strategy and go from there. On the surface this makes sense, but it almost never works. Business strategies are often vague and downright meaningless. Browse a handful of annual reports, and you’ll see what I mean. Strategic goals such as product excellence, increased shareholder value, growth through acquisition and improved customer satisfaction, don’t say much about what’s in store for the company from a business perspective, let alone what the IT organisation should do.

  • MY SAY: Going beyond strategic platitudes

    Conventional wisdom says that if you’re looking to develop an IT strategy, you start with the business strategy and go from there. On the surface this makes sense, but it almost never works. Business strategies are often vague and downright meaningless. Browse a handful of annual reports, and you’ll see what I mean. Strategic goals such as product excellence, increased shareholder value, growth through acquisition and improved customer satisfaction, don’t say much about what’s in store for the company from a business perspective, let alone what the IT organisation should do.