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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Bridging the Chasm Between IT and the Business”

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  2. Brian McCallion (@BrianMcCallion)

    I’m not convinced the tools you’ve described are sufficient to solve the problems you describe. Yet this article is one of a very few that attempts to break out of a binary opposition and to look beyond a reductive oversimplification. For all its hype, DevOps is a binary opposition even if one might argue it’s a fusion. Looking at business technology from the perspective of cost, governance, and risk seems dismal. To me the technology of interest needs to change or provide a foundation for changing interactions in a meaningful way. For that to happen both business and IT need to first focus on recruiting people with different personality types and interests from traditional IT types. And business managers need to hold their people to a higher standard of responsibility and to demand higher levels of technology awareness as part of what it takes to be effective in business today.