I recently had a chance to catch up with Bola Rotibi, a principal analyst at MWD Advisors, to get her advice on IT business alignment. Her main strategy might be somewhat comforting as IT professionals look to make the most out of their budgets: Stop buying more stuff to fix every problem!
“You can go into any IT organization and throw a stick and find a tool they’ve purchased that they aren’t utilizing,” she said. “Let’s actually take a good review of what we’ve already got.”
And isn’t January a great time to do that, even as we embark on those other new year resolutions to drop some weight, ask for a raise or spend more time with family?
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we have a guest post from a Rahul Pitre on the Bookworm Blog, who advises how IT can safely expand their role without taking on much extra work using Microsoft Office Live Small Business. Or Mr. Denny has outlined his professional goals for 2010: Some might be worth mirroring in your own career.