Given the pace of technology change, it's essential that your organizational infers requirements and produce specifications quickly and efficiently. This will require companies to tilt toward staff with these kinds of capabilities as they proportionately tilt away from implementation skills. IT organizations will be driven by "architects" and "specifiers" - not programmers.
How many of the above drivers hit home?
The components of your organization strategy appear in Figure 1.
Business Strategy Linkages
If you live in a decentralized organization - where the central IT organization owns the enterprise computing and communications infrastructure and the lines of business own their applications - pay very special attention to IT organization. Unless you're prepared to fight lots of religious wars between central IT and the lines of business, organize your internal IT professionals in ways that support the lines of business.
If your current organizational structure in any way, shape or form encourages an adversarial relationship between central IT and the lines of business then your organizational structure is flawed.
One of the ways around the issues of security and control that make some businesses wary of cloud computing is to build a private cloud -- one that remains within the corporate firewall and is wholly controlled internally. Private clouds also increase the agility of IT an organization's IT infrastructure and make it easier to roll out new technology projects. Download this eBook to get the facts behind the private cloud and learn how your organization can get started.