Jinfo BlogTowards Effective Interactions Between Information Services and IT

Friday, 18th December 2015

By Robin Neidorf

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Join us for our in-person Communities of Practice event in London in January - "Step One to Alignment Between IS and IT" - or attend the teleconference on the same subject in February.


Research Focus: Strategic Alignment of IS and ITAs part of the Research Focus on "Strategic Alignment of IS and IT", we're running an in-person Communities of Practice event on January 28th and a teleconference version in February focusing on "Step One to Alignment Between IS and IT". 

If you have a FreePint Subscription at the Community level or higher, register now as they're sure to get booked up early. 

Demystifying the IT Department

This Communities of Practice session will start to demystify IT and provide you with tools to document what you learn about your colleagues on the "other side" of information practice.

To create alignment between information services (IS) and information technology, it's essential for IS professionals to get into the mindset of IT professionals. But many of us struggle to understand how the IT department works. We know the team's concerns and drivers won't be the same as ours in information services but what are their measures of success?

Creating Effective Interactions

Answering these questions is particularly challenging due to the fact that IT organisations are frequently complex, may include outsourced components, and employ jargon-rich vocabulary.

We'll use examples to dig into and understand "mindset" - the first step in creating alignment with IT, to better serve your organisation.

Information services and information technology are related domains of knowledge with very different approaches, concerns, and work practices. Start your shift to a perfect relationship, take control of reducing effective interactions that reduce frustration, find a way to make sense of processes and improve IS/IT project outcomes.

Register Now

Register now for the January in-person Communities of Practice event in London or the teleconferences on 2nd or 4th February to create your focus on "Step One to Alignment Between IS and IT". All three of these sessions cover the same material (though the in-person session will be more in-depth, due to more time available).

Communities of Practice are open to any organisation with a FreePint Subscription at the Community level or higher. When your registration is approved, you will receive details to login to the teleconference.

If you have a question about this event, or are unsure if you have a Community level subscription, please contact us.

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