IDG Contributor Network: Bimodal is a cop-out

Gartner put forward a construction called bimodal IT, basically a recommendation on how to organize IT approaches to business demands. Simply stated, the idea is that IT departments must operate in two modes; Mode 1 is a legacy environment and Mode 2 is cloud. In the cloud mode, IT can deploy a set of philosophies, methodologies, technologies and organization that fits the new business demands for speed and agility. In the legacy world, IT must maintain stability and the old ITIL-driven structures. Gartner’s bimodal concept says an IT group needs to move both quickly and slowly for an effective digital workplace. 

This is a cop-out. Why would an organization do this? I’m blowing the whistle on this false construct. 

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