The technology annual report
We wrote an article about this a few months ago in the form of a memo from the CTO to the CEO, laying out the concept of an annual report for technology. Click here. Since we published this, we have received valuable responses from technology leaders. The concept seems to resonate. One head of IT strategy in a leading electric utility said he was keen to implement this concept in his own. “This makes perfect sense,” he said. “Just like the annual report for the enterprise communicates with investors and seeks to build enthusiasm in this community, we in IT need to build enthusiasm among all those involved in providing funding for IT. Establishing and sharing an IT balance sheet covering both tangible and intangible assets will raise awareness in our executive committee and provide a much better platform for the dialog around technology enablement.”
You mean you weren’t doing this already? Scary.
No wonder senior IT execs and even intranet managers have trouble selling the value of new concepts like Enterprise 2.0 – they aren’t even promoting internally the benefits of what they do now… (to busy benchmarking themselves perhaps?)