Sep 21, 2015

What is bimodal IT?

Computerworld has a good coverage of the topic:

"...On the one hand, staffers need to keep the lights on, the systems humming, the uptime up. On the other, they're being asked to help their companies innovate, and to do so at an ever-faster pace. It's almost as if they're being torn in two.

Given that pressure, some IT leaders are taking the bull by the horns and creating what's called bimodal IT -- where one group is tasked with the keep-the-lights-on functions while the other handles more innovative, business-advancing tasks. As Gartner describes it, the first mode is traditional -- emphasizing scalability, efficiency, safety and accuracy. The second mode is nonsequential -- emphasizing agility and speed..."
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