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Café Innovation – SOA and the new role of IT

In my inaugural post I had referenced a column in the SAP NetWeaver magazine (Fall 2007) that spoke of the disconnect between business and IT. Taking the discussion further, the most recent article in this column ( challenges organizations to revisit and rethink the IT role.

This is important because the changing IT world and the global environment demand that computing should become increasingly flexible and nimble. If on the one hand we need the necessary stability and robustness to provide a solid platform from which to execute business-critical transactions, then on the other hand it is important to provide business users the ability to interact, collaborate and take advantage of community resources. IT can help bridge the sometimes conflicting demands. However, this requires a shift in approach.

In rethinking its role and re-applying itself to the corporate cause, IT can make a difference.

I invite you to check out the article (link above) in the Winter 2008 issue of the SAP NetWeaver magazine. Please share your comments.

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