The CMO-CIO partnership
Common Goals, Unified Approach, Unique Capabilities
By Bask Iyer, CIO, VMware
There is a lot of chatter about tension and conflict between IT and Lines of Businesses (LOBs)for a variety of reasons. The discussion around bi-modal IT follows this narrative: Traditional IT is slow to respond to business needs; is not at the cutting edge of the latest technologies and creates many hurdles, usually under the guise of security concerns. Shadow IT steps in to fill the gap and saves the day so that LOBs can move on to be successful. In this scenario, the IT org is the slow-moving villain, and everyone else is the swashbuckling hero or heroine.
The reality is not that black and white. Continue reading