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For CIOs

The New Business Analyst

Business Technology Analysts Become The CIO's Most Valuable Business Ally

April 8, 2008


  • By Carey Schwaber,
  • Rob Karel
  • with Sharyn Leaver,
  • Norman Nicolson

Why Read This Report

Everyone agrees on the importance of the business analyst role, but few know exactly what it is that business analysts do. In truth, there are two main types of business analyst: business-oriented and IT-oriented. But with the move from information technology (IT) to business technology (BT), the distinctions between these breeds of analyst are blurring. Many business analysts will continue to specialize in one or the other of these domains, but a new breed of business technology analyst will emerge to play a new role implementing changes to business policies directly within supporting software.

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Table of Contents

  • Today's Elusive Business Analysts Come In A Multitude Of Shapes And Sizes
  • New Business Imperatives Call For A Holistic Approach
  • Business Technology Analysts Accelerate Cross-Silo Collaboration
  • How To Build Out Your Corps Of Business Analysts

  • The Business Technology Analyst Is The CIO's New Business Ally
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents