What's IT Worth? Northwestern Mutual Life CIO Knows
Posted Mar 11 2010 10:06pm
CIO Tim Schaefer thinks words do matter. He looked at the words IT used inside Northwestern Mutual Life, and felt they sent exactly the wrong message about IT's role in meeting business goals. So, over the last 18 months, these words are out: IT costs, internal customers, IT leaders, Alignment, IT systems, and "IT and the business." In are these: IT investments, external customers, business leaders, integration, service levels, IT assets, and "our business."