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HP's Andy Isherwood on running IT like a business, with an eye to transforming IT's role

HP's Andy Isherwood on running IT like a business, with an eye to transforming IT's role Dana Gardner: In many companies, IT departments remain in an isolated functional silo, disconnected from the main business imperatives. Now, the combination the down economy and tight budgets offers two paths to IT leaders: Remain on the alienated edge, or move to center-stage in how businesses adapt to their changing markets.

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