Considering IT as the Main Strategist I’ve been in the industry for about 15 years now. I’ve gone through the various stages of software development and ended up in management; I personally prefer the fusion of IT and business. It seems that corporations like it too. The issue arrises when the business side starts to believe that IT should make business strategies just because it “sounds IT.” Imagine something as simple as shipping on a website. If you were to ask me how long it would take to incorporate shipping, depending on the platform, I would usually say a few

Regardless of the intention, if you come into an organization outside of an IT role and immediately divert your attention towards IT, you will be judged. The IT department is there to assist other departments, no question about that. I don’t want you to think that we’re talking about people that need tools in order to perform their jobs. No, these are the individuals that will write you an email on day one of starting their position and tell you exactly what IT needs to do to improve the organization. The other group is the group that’s barely holding on