It’s the season when we seek out our Valentine's and make February 14th a special day in our lives with our “significant others.” What we do and experience punctuates our relationship. It brings into focus characteristics that are unique to the partnership in question. Such partnerships are not unique to our personal lives. They matter in the corporate world as well, across various Enterprise IT domains. Even global enterprises strike partnerships, which make it all relevant to the next generation of innovators. Having played various roles across Enterprise IT, I wonder who I should approach to be my “Work Valentine.” In the quest of a response to this question, join me as I walk through the New Style of Partnerships that aptly position competitive enterprises of tomorrow.
1. Business & IT. This may very well be the mother of all
partnerships. This alignment must be in the DNA of the enterprise, which is why it’s no surprise that CIOs are so done with alignment! It is second nature to them now; showing all the mature signs of a well-honed relationship over the years.