Why IT Should Move at Two Speeds

Why IT Should Move at Two Speeds

A mountain bike decked out with gears is built to travel up rocky, uneven climbs as well as slick, paved downhills. But an IT department focused on gathering requirements only has one speed, and for many groups that’s way too slow. Two-Speed IT is built on the mindset that IT can move swiftly when needed to innovate and quickly implement projects that otherwise might go “rogue,” but also maintain the low gear necessary to mitigate risk associated with business-critical IT operations. How can CIOs build a new ride to handle the many peaks, slopes and valleys of the IT environment?


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