IT and business have become more closely aligned in recent years. In this Gartner blog post, Jack Santos considers the details and questions that remain regarding the definition of this relationship:
This is what is really exciting about IT. For years the concept was ‘alignment’ as in ‘align IT to the business’. That may be true for a departmental alignment, but as technology (now through mobile, social, information and cloud – or what we at Gartner affectionately term ‘the Nexus’) – everyone’s job has some flavor of “IT” in it; I have been saying for years – its not a question of alignment; its a question of business integration.