IT Leaders: Have You Worked in a LORT Shop?

A colleague passed along an article today that I felt compelled to comment on. Go ahead and give it a read. Executive Summary: IT strategies are a folly.

So, "Is the best IT strategy no IT strategy"? That depends what planet you're on. On planet "tech journalism" it makes for a controversial headline. But, on planet earth a CIO with no strategy is like a ship's captain with no destination and by extension no map to get there. A CIO that operates under this slogan is an ideal customer for LORT (lots of random technology.) Have any of you worked in a LORT shop?

As a CIO, formulate a sensible strategy that is aligned with your company's (CEO) strategy. Innovate on a technology level to make it sizzle but while doing so keep your costs under control.

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