Archive for August 6th, 2007

IT – supplier or partner?

Monday, August 6th, 2007

I read Todd Biske for a balanced view of enterprise architecture and a particular focus on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).   His recent post titled Is a competition model good for IT? got me thinking.  Todd wonders if the IT department should be a supplier to the business, and compete against outsourced providers and vendors, or be a “partner, not a supplier”.

Those of us in the blogosphere come from many backgrounds and we all have different roles to play.  My view on this topic is obviously influenced by my role as part of the vendor community but I hope that will not put you off hearing me out. (more…)