IT is a major part of all businesses. I consider it to be the backbone of a business. In order for IT to contribute to the overall success of a business, they have to be completed involved in all aspects of the business decisions. IT is very diverse and has a lot of different technical areas. So, there just can't be one leader in IT. Different personnel have different areas of expertise. Everyone in IT must be a leader so that all of these technical areas have a voice in the business decision-making. This quote is stating just that. Everyone in IT must step up and take a leadership role to support the business. Everyone in IT has to contribute to the business strategies and make sure the business reaches its goals. A business must establish a supportive work environment. Everyone must be open-minded and willing to listen to new ideas from there colleagues. The business will increase its efficiency when they have all of IT acting as leaders.
A business must be willing to take the approach that makes them the most competitive in the business market. If they stay on the track of making sure that there whole IT staff takes a leadership role, they will definitely be competitive in their line of business. For those companies that don't have their whole IT staff as leaders, it will be hard for them to stay competitive. They will be at a disadvantage because they are not maximizing the technical knowledge they are paying for in there employees.