O'Reilly logo

Enterprise Agility by Sunil Mundra

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Inhibitors to agility

The following factors related to technology are key barriers for enterprises seeking to enhance and sustain agility.

Treating the technology department as a cost center

Enterprises that are yet to realize the importance of technology in their businesses continue to treat the technology department as a cost center, which is associated with technology being a support function. A cost center's primary goal is to optimize on costs, as the function is viewed as a "necessary evil." The cost-center approach severely limits the capability of the technology function in the following ways:

  • It creates barriers to investing in new technologies. The budget constraints force the function to maintain status quo in times when technology is ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required