re: Why Business Doesn't Look To IT For Innovation
One of the main issues that I see from both an IT stand point and non IT standpoint is the main issue of involvment. Rarely do most companies involve the IT department actual inovation, they just dump it the IT Departments lap and say do it. I know that my last full time boss (I am unemployed because everyone tells me I am not qualified) was a Techno geek and wanted to try everything to see if it would help us do out job better. She would look at everything, Technology wise and we would have to try it to see if it would work better. We had to learn about emerging Technologies by doing it. We did almost everything inhouse. We were saving the bank huge amounts of money by doing it this way. Since for the most part, we did not make the bank money but a spender of money, no one involved us in planning to speak of. We had to look at a lot of the Technology from a disaster recovery standpoint especially web based Technology. Would it be there, if we were recovering from a disaster standpoint. Since we were running in a realtime evironment including all of the branches that we had, what would happen if we lost that connection, the branch could not open since the data would not be there. If the internet connection goes down (and it does far more than people think) can the company function? If you have a lot of cloud based, no, it will not function. As long as companies do treat IT as a non-money maker then they will have issues. One other thing that is not really noticable from an IT standpoint but is very much there. If it has been outsourced (IT wise) then it will be precieved by the customer as not available when it is needed.