IT Organization Design

The Future of IT Organization

This paper discusses the changes in structure and roles that are being forced upon the IT Organization by the advent of cloud computing. CIOs must understand the impact of cloud computing on the business but also on the way they go to market – this is a good discussion to get you started!

A Primer on Organizational Theory

This presentation provides an excellent compilation of theories on organization and management – a ready source of reference to understand the different perspectives on organization, why it was created, and how to manage it. 

Where is the IT Organization Headed?

What does the IT Organization of the future look like? What is its role in the enterprise? What services does it provide? As a CIO you want to understand if your business partners think of you as a sole service provider or a general contractor; whether they think the value you provide is in security or infrastructure; if they want you to focus on maintenance or new services. Some of the answers are in this research. 

Future of Corporate IT

This presentation issues a call to action for the CIO – lead the change or get swept by it! The discussion focuses on the forces shaping the future of the IT organization, how, and what they are going to change, and how to deal with them – pro-actively! If you are a CIO who believes in staying ahead of the game, here is some timely advice.

Building a Successful IT Organization

This presentation provides practical guidance on building a successful IT organization. It defines the key concepts of effective IT Organization, introduces an IT organization maturity model, discusses best practices, and provides examples of successful IT organization design models. Good Read!

Designing the IT Organization of the Future

This presentation describes the drivers of business change, how they will affect the design of the IT organization, and how to use service management principles to create an effective organization that delivers business value. Excellent Read! 

How to Create an Effective Decentralized IT Organization?

This paper provides best practices for implementing a decentralized IT organization. This organization design places IT resources closer to or within the business function or unit that uses their services. Good discussion on the organizational design factors effecting IT performance even if you are not implementing a decentralized structure.

A Seat at the Table for the CIO

CIOs are being asked to become business leaders – is today's CIO ready to handle P&L responsibility? Can a CIO effectively serve on a corporate board? Are CIO's peers ready to accept them as equals? Are CIOs represented on Boards and Committees? These and other questions were posed to CIOs to get their view on the shape of their existence and the path forward. Excellent survey and discussion.

Is IT Organization Design Hindering Value?

Is legacy IT Organization design preventing value creation? A separate IT unit was good in the past to gain efficiencies managing IT resources. Increasingly, it is not IT resources but knowledge that drives organizational performance – IT helps in managing this knowledge which is spread across the organization and beyond. So, how can an IT silo be effective? The author makes a strong case for the boundry-less IT Organization that is enmeshed with the boundryless business of the 21st century.