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IT reorgs: Be sure of your reasons

Bart Perkins | April 10, 2012
An IT reorganization predicated on the questions 'Who?' and 'Where?' is doomed. Instead, ask 'Why?' and 'How?'

Once you have adequately addressed the "Why?" question, you can take up the much less complicated "How?" As Alfred Chandler, an expert on corporate strategy, states, "Structure follows strategy." Chandler believes companies must identify their products and services, along with how they will be delivered, before determining the new organizational structure.

Any reorg must significantly improve IT's delivery capabilities to justify the associated costs and upheaval. Help ensure the success of yours. Make sure you have good answers to "Why?" and "How?" before you even think about who goes where.


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