Emily Bruner

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Delivering IT projects on time and on budget is not enough in today's world. You also need to be online - and this means connecting to the Internet. With that come the high expectations of your customers and partners, and the rigors of a "24-7" online e-business operation. Until recently, Web and non-Web business systems were mainly detached from each other. The IBM e-business initiative and the WebSphere family of products enhanced the ability of businesses to integrate their Web-based systems with their non-Web systems to produce a single enterprise-wide system. Now that many businesses are online, organizations are restructuring their hierarchies so that the IT organization reports directly to the finance organization. Many CFOs are becoming responsible for approving new IT projects in organizations - and therefore ultimately responsible for the delivery of busi... (more)