IT leaders – CTOs, CIOs, Directors, Managers, et al. – who want to shine need to deliver according to business expectations. IT leaders who want to be heroes – that is, viewed as virtually indispensable to the organization – need to deliver on expectations and beyond.
This week in the United States, we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a time to reflect on the good things in life, and for anyone who’s had a rough year, that reflection can be a very positive experience. The IT industry has experienced quite a bit of turmoil throughout the past few years, and 2016 was no exception. However, there are some signs that IT is finding its identity in the cloud/mobile era. Some of the recent disruptive trends are actually cause for gratitude as they will help IT pros define their roles in the future.