Moving from a traditional IT role to a more business-focused role has challenges. Consider this advice for a successful transition.
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Technology might permeate every aspect of business these days, but not all business roles are necessarily suited for someone coming from an IT background. With that said, there are several that make a lot of sense, according to Tony Deblauwe, HR consultant, career coach and executive recruiter. These include quality/test engineering, solutions marketing, and human resources. Of course, your experience, skills and areas of interest should guide your decision.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
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?