Sleiman thinks that the importance of long term planning now necessitates the involvement of IT, where it may not have done before, "The CIO and the IT team needs to be involved in the business planning," he says. "Traditionally when an organisation put its three year plans and strategies in place, very seldom was the IT team present. They were treated as a tactical function. But today, we are slowly beginning to have the awareness and the realisation that the three year plan will not be a reality if technology isn't playing a part and that technology is the actual mechanism to make it happen."
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