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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Not every new role will require a new degree, but some will. Even if a new role doesn't require additional education, it can't hurt to take some classes related to your new discipline. Hurwitz noted that going back to school also offers the advantage of the school's career services department. If you prefer the online education route, MOOC options continue to grow.
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 Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.