Re: New IT roles
@kstaron, that's one of the few tiltles on this list I actually understand, although I'm shocked some company would actually have a position for only that. This has to be a LARGE company.
Think Sharepoint, Yammer, etc. I implemented Sharepoint here at our local biz unit back in 2007. The Field of Dreams line hardly applies to this. You know, "If you build it, they will come".
Having a tool to use discussion forums instead of email threads, Doc libraries instead of shared network drives and posting announcements on company news page instead of mass email does not mean people will change their habits and use the tool. I very much have had to play that role, and still do. As Corp also implemented Sharepoint, that has evolved where I am now officially heading up the Sharepoint Competency Group for all our biz units globally.
But that sounds more exciting/involved than it really is. That may be 5% of what I really do, I'm still mainly paid for development and ERP support. But at a very large company, I guess I could see this as full time position. Would be boring as hell though.