In response to a number of concerns raised about IT today, the final question posed by Andy Hopkirk at the NCC Think Tank on the Future of the IT Department, was much more tactical in nature than the scope of the session would suggest
How can IT become more proactive?
This yielded some really insightful responses, some are well known but as a collection and if incorporated into the ‘tribal’ ego of IT I think could engender some great value.
Interestingly, in reviewing these further, although at the time I was aware of overlaps I had assumed that these were all different points. But the more I review them, the more they really just boil down to 3 interlinct requirements for successful IT: