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Crisis come from many directions, both internal and external, and take many forms. The real issue of what is at stake is what we do about them. IT is pervasive enough throughout most organizations that whether it is used for crisis prevention, preparedness, and/or response, an organization needs effective and efficient information flow throughout the breadth and depth of the organization, and that puts IT on the hot seat. Then, we have to ask whether IT is merely an enabler or a driver as to how to best handle the crisis? After all, more than survival is at stake here.
During crisis, it is important for all leadership to be kept informed, but is that enough? Most crisis come with an element of surprise. Can we use IT to make that information actionable? Can IT enable transformation that can reduce or eliminate the vulnerability to crisis by changing who works, on what, where, and with what information available, on what device?
What if we looked at a crisis as an opportunity to creatively destroy what is and replace it with something totally new? Is it possible for great IT to use a crisis to make the organization better, stronger, more profitable?
Let’s hear your thoughts on these questions, meanwhile, be sure to tune in to hear Dr. Larry Barton, noted crisis management consultant and author, and Joe Beery, CIO of Life Technologies discuss the topic: Can great IT turn a crisis into lemonade?