The brilliant Paul Coby, CIO of British Airways led a session at Forrester's IT Forum EMEA in Lisbon. This event caters to over 600 CIOs, enterprise architects, application developers, infrastructure and operations professionals to share best practices.
The most notable quote from the session:
"There are no such things as IT projects -- there are only business projects."
If technology is going to make a real impact on business, then we must stop thinking of it solely from the IT perspective. The best CIO's will understand that IT is a function of the entire business and will operate accordingly.
Get your head out of the sand! Understand the real business case for the project and then get to work.