Earlier this year I was very fortunate to spend an hour with James Staten from Forrester at a Conference in Washington. James spoke very eloquently about virtualization and the future of IT.
Since then I have followed his blog and today I pulled down a tremendously insightful post entitled Will IT Fall Beneath The Shadows? | Forrester Blogs.
If you look at this post you will see James describe something Forrester have been articulating for a while now called IT to BT ( Business Technology).
Bottom line according to Forrester is that the IT to business relationship that works today will not work 5-10 years from now.
I suppose this is not a surprise but as I have been advocating to anyone who cares to listen, this transformation only works if the person has a conscious approach to their IT. If people are still in the ‘we have done IT for years’ and we know what we are doing and all this new stuff is not for us’ then it is likely that this IT to BT relationship will not be evident.
Now does this matter? Possibly not but there is evidence out there that suggests that the most successful companies’ are those that spend less on IT as a percentage of their overall revenue. I wager a bet that these companies have one thing in common – THEY ARE VERY CONSCIOUS ABOUT THEIR iT TO BT RELATIONSHIP.
Thanks James for the reminder.