Run Corporate IT like a software company

I’m still on vacation, but this struck my eye as worth sharing …

… corporate IT has to find ways to deliver the most important business capabilities as quickly as possible and as cheaply as possible. When the rubber hits the road, this capability is the only one that matters. Your business partners won’t ask if the back-office design is scalable. They won’t care if the requirements are thoroughly documented or the test traceability matrix is complete. When they compare your IT department to a pack of starving programmers in China, their decision is going to boil down to a simple question: who can deliver the things we need the most the fastest?

— From the Tech Dark Side:

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