1. Should you hire for bimodal IT?

    Modern IT departments are struggling to balance needing to innovate while also maintaining legacy systems to keep the business running smoothly. As a result, one popular answer, as proposed by Gartner, has been to shift to bimodal IT, which separates the department into two camps, one that focuses on a more traditional side of IT and another that invests in fast paced innovation. A recent Forrester report suggests that bimodal IT only complicates things, and a unified department dubbed "business technology," or BT, would be the best solution for businesses that don't want to silo IT into two groups.

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    1. As John McCarty, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester says.
    2. Bimodal is more about the way requirements are captured and documented, development tasks are prioritized and the systems are delivered. Development teams have been delivering innovation through traditional methodologies for as long as IT has existed, and to suggest otherwise would imply that systems have never evolved.
    3. The bimodal IT approach puts all the change on the shoulders of IT. But in reality, product development, field service, ecommerce, customer experience and new media need to step up their game in the digital era.
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