Whether your business is an established and trusted old
friend or a scrappy and nimble start-up,
your relationship to IT could make the difference
of future growth or stagnation.
Businesses that seamlessly integrate IT into everything
they do are able to quickly & consistently adapt to the
ever-changing IT landscape and are better poised to
succeed in the future.
We call them digital “Thrivers. ” Businesses that isolate IT
are not able to create integrated solutions that enhance their
users’ experience and accelerate their services. They are the
digital “Survivors. ” The disconnect between businesses and
their IT organization results in ‘‘IT friction. ”
IDC recently conducted a survey of digital Thrivers and
Survivors to see which IT practices set them apart.
Based on what they discovered, here are 7 signs your
business is thriving and avoiding IT friction.
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Source: IDC lnfoBrief, sponsored by BMC, IT Friction, September 2014
“7 Signs You’re a Digital Thriver, ” blog post by Chris Rixon, October 2014