Gartner Research

Definitions Required to Guide Business Unit IT Strategies

Published: 21 April 2016

ID: G00299635

Analyst(s): Michael Smith, Stewart Buchanan , Kurt Potter

Summary

Debates about business unit IT or shadow IT must include an update to the terms and themes used around spending, portfolios and innovation. To help with this, CIOs and IT leaders must create a new vocabulary to communicate about and deal with business unit IT in the digital business era.

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Analysis

  • Business Unit IT, Shadow IT and Citizen Development
  • Business Unit IT Strategy Themes and Higher-Level Action Terminology
  • General IT and Business Operational Spending and Portfolio Terms
  • Aspirational IT Spending and Innovation Terminology for Business Unit IT

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