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How IT can support business agility and drive competitive advantage

CIO Niel Nickolaisen discusses how IT facilitates business agility and drives competitive advantage, from IT project prioritization to outsourcing of select functions.

If  business agility grows in importance as the recession winds down, CIOs had better be ready. IT has a big role in facilitating an agile enterprise -- or in hindering one. In this podcast, CIO Niel Nickolaisen, columnist and co-author of a new book on business agility, explains what an agile enterprise looks like and what IT's role is in supporting one. From considering outsourcing to prioritizing IT projects to align with the business mission, IT's role is critical in driving competitive advantage and more.

Niel Nickolaisen
Niel Nickolaisen

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Nickolaisen is vice president of strategy and innovation at EnergySolutions Inc. in Salt Lake City. He is a frequent speaker, presenter and writer on IT's dual role enabling strategy and delivering operational excellence. He has more than 25 years' experience in the rapid delivery of enterprise systems and has a particular interest in process improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma. Nickolaisen is co-author of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility.

You may also download a sample book chapter from Stand Back and Deliver.

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