Gartner Research

IT Leaders Must Think Like Business Leaders

Published: 26 October 2006

ID: G00143430

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski, Ellen Kitzis


Many IT leaders fail to achieve the same level of accountability expected of business leaders. To be fully engaged as business leaders, IT organizations must lead in three domains: innovation, management and performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Innovation
    • Create a Vision That Gets Business Leader Support and Investment
    • Creating a Process
    • It's About Communicating, Not About More Governance
    • Changing Organizational Models
  • Management
    • Getting the Right People: Rebalancing Resources
    • Developing Financial Expertise
    • Satisfying the Right Customers
  • Corporate Performance/Measurement
  • Conclusion
  • What You Need to Know

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