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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Your knowledge of technology is one of your biggest selling points as a candidate for a business role. However, you have to be able to speak the language of tech in a dialect that the business can understand and apply. "IT people who speak the language of the masses are in a much better position to make the transition because they know how to explain complex and technical things," said Bruce Hurwitz, president and CEO, Hurwitz Strategic Staffing.
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?