Business pressures in this fast moving market place combined with disruptive technologies that have implications for virtually every business sector have implications for every business. Having said that IT is ideally placed to drive business innovation and customer value by ensuring IT is delivered as-a-service, i.e. agile, flexible, fast and secure.
Executives must balance the need to thrive with creating value and managing risk. Removing individual information silos and tailored IT provision for individual departments and budgets is of crucial importance. Business leader need to move beyond cost reduction to reaching out and collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders, such as technology partners, suppliers and customers to pave the road for innovation and growth.