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Learn How to Stay Relevant in IT

  • ID: 3782296
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 19 pages
  • Nemertes Research
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We are witnessing a transformation in information technology that will have a profound impact on how business and technology teams work together. The MIS teams of the 1960s and ‘70s focused narrowly on back-office systems and then transformed into IT, which expanded to include all knowledge workers and client-server computing. Now, thanks primarily to wireless, mobility, and embedded systems, IT is shifting into what we call ‘Enterprise Technology,’ expanding yet again to include nearly all people and even things in any organization. A subset of ET, in fact, is the burgeoning area of digital transformation, or electronically enabling as many functions and processes as possible within an organization.

Moving forward, the ET staff has taken center stage in many companies, once the executive leadership understands technology is paramount to any company function, product, service, or collaboration. Thus, technology leaders increasingly must think and act strategically, offloading mundane, tactical functions to third-party partners. In short, ET must become a trusted advisor to the business units it services.

There are several benefits to ET leaders, including job security and business growth. But the most compelling reason is budget: ET staffs that are considered trusted advisors get twice the budget as those that are not. This report provides insight, based on Nemertes research findings, on becoming a trusted advisor to the business-unit leaders.
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Executive Summary
Trusted Advisors: Defined
Five Core Characteristics Of Trusted Advisors
Why Trusted Advisors Matter
Trusted Advisors Relationships Today
Who Is A Trusted Advisor?
Titles Of Trusted Advisors
Education, Background Of Trusted Advisors
Success Factors
The Right Number Of Trusted Advisors
It Leaders Describe Why They Are Trusted Advisors
Ways To Improve Trusted Advisor Relationship
Conclusion And Recommendations
Methodology
The Benchmark Interviews
The Survey
Planned Sample Size
Timeframe
Results
Benchmark Participants
By Title
By Industry
By Size: Number Of Employees
Incentives To Participate And Time Commitment
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Table Of Figures
Figure 1: It Budgets By Trusted Advisor Status
Figure 2: Which Business Units View It As A Trusted Advisor?
Figure 3: Who Is The Trusted Advisor?
Figure 4: Education Of Trusted Advisors
Figure 5: Experience Of Trusted Advisors
Figure 6: Why Trusted Advisor?
Figure 7: How To Establish Or Improve Trusted Advisor Relationship
Figure 13: It Executive Titles
Figure 14: Participants By Industry
Figure 15: Participants By Size Of Company (Employees)
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As executive leadership increasingly understands technology is paramount to any company function, product, service, or collaboration, the ET staff has taken center stage. Thus, ET leaders increasingly must think and act strategically, offloading mundane, tactical functions to third-party partners.

In short, ET must become a trusted advisor to the business units it serves for several reasons. But how does ET achieve this, and what are the core benefits to doing so? There are several benefits to IT leaders, including job security and business growth. But the most compelling reason is budget: IT staffs that are considered trusted advisors get twice the IT budget as those that are not. This report provides insight, based on our research findings, on becoming a trusted advisor to the business-unit leaders.
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