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vrs400
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Re: Budgets in Flux
vrs400   6/30/2012 3:16:59 PM
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Maybe. If the CIOs have financial experience and leadership abilities from a marketing and sales point they can move up to the role as CEO. But CEO and CIO is often an apples to oranges comparison. Like comparing a CFO to the CTO.

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Re: Budgets in Flux
rateslady   6/30/2012 7:52:24 AM
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cloudy - can you elaborate a little - I do not understand. What do you mean by "bad aspect?"

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Re: Budgets in Flux
rateslady   6/30/2012 7:50:15 AM
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Leigh - Thank goodness! Your reply is encouraging. No one has ever agreed with me in this regard. We need to drop the attitude and play as a team. Synergism!! IT is so very important nowadays and this is the time to rise up in the corporate ladder. Soon there will be IT CIO's promoted to CEO's. And badly needed. But no one will know of this potential if IT is it's own island.

With enough "pushes," IT is about to change for the better! YES! More blogs like yours are needed!!

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Re: Budgets in Flux
cloudy   6/30/2012 6:45:58 AM
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Well true rateslady but its a make or break move for them. I dont see any bad aspect in it.

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Re: Budgets in Flux
ozlace   6/29/2012 1:14:52 PM
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"Operates in a world of their own", there's the elephant in the room :) Any of these initiatives will not be truly successful if IT continues to operate in a bubble. The whole point of these initiatives is help IT become a service provider to their business before the business decides IT is irrelevant because they can get what they need elsewhere.

The first challenge is to change that perception!

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Re: Budgets in Flux
rateslady   6/29/2012 10:54:38 AM
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Leigh - Thank you for your comment. I have found it best not to be too honest! I have also found that IT professionals need a little help in the learn and share realm. This is a great point though, it turns a negative into a positive, and most people want to learn. But for some reason, though changing, IT operates in a world of their own. It doesnt need to be this way and little by little IT is interfacing with the marketing, production, and finance departments. Then everyone wins! Or at least, understands more than the old ways?

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Re: Budgets in Flux
ozlace   6/29/2012 10:46:09 AM
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That's an interesting question and the answer is complicated. As it pertains to projects I would say that whoever is working on it should be working together on the sales and marketing . Building that team involvement is important and helps take on the naysayers. Individually you have to be careful to not be seen as self promoting because people naturally want to find fault if they perceive you as threatening there spot in the limelight. The biggest way to not be seen as being crazy or arrogant is be honest. When you make a mistake or hit a stumbling bloke don't be shy to highlight it as well. Show people you can learn and share experiences.

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Re: Budgets in Flux
rateslady   6/29/2012 10:36:05 AM
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Leigh - Aren't you afraid in the quest to promote your achievements, that other employees will think you are nuts? Self promotion takes precious time, with the possibility your efforts will bear some resentment?

 

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Re: Budgets in Flux
rateslady   6/29/2012 10:33:35 AM
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@hannahtravels - interesting observation! There is a large cost to failure, both in monetary terms as well as psychological. You are only as good as your last gig so maybe folks are afraid. And this fear will prevent them from taking chances. This is not good for anyone or any company.

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Re: Budgets in Flux
hannahtravels   6/29/2012 8:01:01 AM
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Great ideas! I almost think the new trend is a lack of experimenting and a fear of failure. Many folks I know are so sure they'll get it wrong, they don't even try. Unless they are completely confident they'll succeed, they opt out. Is that a fair assessment?

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