10 More Ways IT Pros Can Gain Business Credibility
If you're an IT professional with ambitions, show that you know how to make an impact on the business. Here's how.
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Step one is a philosophical shift: Stop using the word "business" to refer to everyone but yourself.
"I heard this quote at one of our forums and I love it: If you're still referring to other departments as 'the business,' then you're signaling to yourself and everyone one around you that you're not the business. You are the business," Peltzman says. "You must consider yourself as much a part of the business as everyone else you work with. Don't just align and enable -- lead. Business technologists can design and streamline businesses [and how they operate], create new revenue opportunities and even create new markets."
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?