At most companies the IT brand is broken and it needs to be fixed before technologists can create value for the business. This is the message from Blackstone CTO William Murphy , the keynote speaker during his presentation "Is IT Irrelevant?" at the Interop Conference in New York.

In the worst case, the information technology organization is viewed as "defensive, late, uninformed, unhelpful, a necessary evil," and a group "that does their own thing," Murphy said. "The negative perception [of IT] by the business hurts us all. [Vendors tell] the business that the best thing about their product is that they will never have to involve IT."

Unfortunately, excluding IT from the beginning usually creates an inefficient and costly infrastructure that IT will have to support anyway, Murphy said. Read full story on Wall Street & Technology

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