24 December 2003

Rigid IT compounds business risk

Rigid IT compounds business risk:

By Robert Jaques

Rigid IT infrastructures compound business risk and the problem is set to get worse as the pace of change in commerce increases, industry experts have warned.

Link: End of an era for the IT industry

According to GartnerG2, the analyst's research service, enterprises can improve returns and reduce risk by integrating previously autonomous business processes to create a new scope of management capabilities.

This process, which GartnerG2 dubs business process fusion, can dramatically increase IT infrastructure flexibility."

The analyst said that business process fusion will drive stronger alignment of IT with core business processes, and provide linkage of operational and management processes.

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