Published: 01 September 2003
Analyst(s): Roger Woolfe, Chuck Tucker
It's been three years since the original EXP IS Lite report predicted the next stage in the evolution of IS organizations: that large, fully-integrated IS organizations would slim down to "lighter", more flexible organizations with smaller staffs and focused competencies via outsourcing of infrastructure services and migration of systems development to business unit IS organizations. Subsequent EXP reports have explored the competencies and leadership skills required to successfully manage the IS Lite evolution. As enterprises have evolved along the lines of the IS Lite model, each has faced different circumstances and developed different solutions along the path. These circumstances have impacted the pace of their IS Lite journey, the steps taken, and the end-state achieved. This report examines lessons learnt from implementing IS Lite: How has IS Lite proved different from basic IT outsourcing or decentralization? What organizational models have evolved for operationalizing IS Lite? What proven practices for implementing IS Lite have emerged?
What is the extent of restructuring around IS Lite?
What are the challenges in adopting IS Lite?
How do you move toward the 'Lite'?
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