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What is agility in business and IT really about??

technology and business change.jpgI was flying out to LA to talk about the future of mobility and trying to catch up on my magazines when I came across this article titled: Find Out What Agility Really Means. It starts out saying:

“Business and IT executives think about agility differently. For IT, agility is technology-focused, while non-IT leaders look for broad organization and leadership qualities that are difficult to implement.” and “Business agility is the quality that allows an enterprise to embrace market and operational changes as a matter of routine.”

 

This separation of perspective is one thing wrong with how organizations tackle the dynamic nature of business today. IT agility has much less to do with technology than it has to do with taking latency out of an enterprise response to situations. IT should be able to provide systems of action to make this happen.

 

There are many ways to do this ranging from:

What is clear is that for an organization to be agile, time to action has to be an important measure.

 

I also found it interesting that the intersection of agility and mobile was one of the first topics I ever posted, since that is what I am about to talk about.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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