Focusing on Technology
In over half of the companies I visited, IT organizations were divided to focus on technology, usually on the basis of operating systems (see Figure 2).This is one of the most frequently used structures in the corporate world today.Another big-time DORG award. This structure is solely designed to focus onparticular technologies.
Figure 2 Technology-focused infrastructure.
These are the issues with structuring your organization in this manner:
Limitations on existing resources.
Duplication of processes/tools.
Extremely poor communication among the different groups.
Lack of enterprise-wide systems management solutions.
Limits skill development.
These walls need to come down as quickly as possible. This should be IT's mantra for the new millennium: A production system is a production system, regardless of the box, application, or operating system.