Given the recession, it's a safe bet that the focus will be on cost cutting for some time to come. But the smart money will also be on creating more business value with what remains.
To do that, you're going to need to think strategically, even when you are dealing with integration. That can be a bit tricky, since integration is often treated as a “have to do” on the road to accomplishing something else.
But integration can be very strategic. To prove it, Loraine Lawson has compiled 10 ways that companies can use integration and integration-related strategies to build business, squeeze more business value out of existing systems, and solve pressing business challenges.
Smart Integration in Seven Steps
Sometimes, change can be worthwhile. The key is knowing what's worth pursuing and what's not.
How to Select a Competency Center Model
ICCs promote delivery of integration projects of better quality, that are produced faster and that cost less.
Four Common Mistakes in IT Portfolio Management
Ensure you leverage the full value of your IT initiatives by avoiding these PfM mistakes.
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