Manage growth in 2016: Investing in R&D

Bimodal IT: What goes around, comes around Ford Motor Co. made headlines recently when it announced its intent to split its IT organization into two divisions: one to focus on IT core competencies, and another dedicated to emerging technologies like robotics, ride sharing, and automated driving. This bimodal approach to IT makes sense given the tremendous changes underway in the automotive industry and the information technology management challenges they introduce. But is this really a new idea? While “bimodal IT” may be a new term, it’s not really a new concept. Historically, many automotive OEMs maintained small IT organizations for...