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Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Bridging the Business/IT Divide

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Bridging the Business/IT Divide

February 18, 2014

By Lyndsay Wise

Organizations constantly struggle with their technology and software projects. Aside from linking business and technology requirements to solutions and building the right infrastructure, collaboration between business units and their IT departments is necessary to ensure overall project success. Without a high level of cohesion between these two entities, key project requirements might be overlooked, features and functions may not address the needs of the business, and business-facing solutions may not incorporate the best and most appropriate technologies.

To avoid these issues, you must build cohesion between business and IT departments. What this boils down to is communication. How disparate departments interact with each other and whether they can overcome different perspectives can be the difference between project success and failure. This Ten Mistakes to Avoid addresses how to overcome communication gaps and use successful collaboration to help ensure successful BI implementations.


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