IT Management Slideshow: Are You a Strategist or an Operator?

Does your company run a strategic IT shop, or an operational one? According to the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), strategists are more forward-looking, are governed with an eye toward partnering with lines of business in order to innovate, and tend to return more from their IT investments. Operators are most concerned with cutting costs in the here and now, are governed to keep the lights on and often miss opportunities to realize value from their investments.

In a recent study conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ITGI examined the behaviors and outcomes of these two types of IT organizations.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.