I was browsing through the McKinsey Quarterly Newsletter and found a comforting article…
Designing IT for business
With business leaders calling the shots, some leading companies are transforming their IT architecture by grouping increasingly complex systems into â€œdomainsâ€�â€”sets of applications and databases that have a business rationale for being managed together. The goal is to turn what often resembles a plate of cooked spaghetti, with thousands of applications and databases dispersed across the architecture, into logical blocks with a minimum of interconnecting wires.
Companies where business and technology people jointly overhaul IT systems achieve a dual objective. They not only simplify their IT architecture, making it more flexible and cost-effective, but also bridge the gulf between IT and businessâ€”the problem that lies at the heart of the poor returns from the technology binge of the 1990s.
I’m struggling with setting up a link to the full article at the moment, but if anyone is interested give me a shout. By the way I’ve subscribed to Mckinsey’s Premuim membership so that I can continue to get access to these type of articles and will pass them on.