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Romney ... and BT

Something caught my attention while I was watching the Republican National Convention on TV. It was Romney's statement "I have a plan to create 12 million jobs."

I do not know whether the number is good and achievable, but I like the fact that he mentioned a clear and specific outcome. More importantly, he was spot on in choosing the metric ("jobs") that seems to matter the most to a lot of voters. Overall, it's like saying, "Invest in me (for four years) and I will create 12 million jobs."

Now, here's my point. Like voters, CEOs have been asking for outcomes too – specific, needed business outcomes from their investment in technology. IT teams and providers need to respond positively and "upgrade" to be able to specify, design for, and deliver business outcomes. That is when IT becomes BT.