How’s your Shadow IT career going?

The harder I work, the luckier I get.  ~ Samuel Goldwyn

That the constant stream of new, emerging and disruptive technologies in all its forms and flavours is dramatically reshaping the way IT services can be delivered to businesses and consumers alike is well known. This in turn is having …

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Develop your gravitas – It’s important for your technology career

Power or influence ?  Which is the most useful attribute for IT professionals and leaders?

On the one hand, IT folks sometimes have difficulties in dealing with stakeholders in the organisation that ‘don’t get it’, or don’t really care.   After all, technology requires accuracy and precision and is unforgiving if …

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Why Soft skills are key to career success for IT professionals

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.”  ~ Robert Quillen

Modern, thriving and vibrant organisations require confident, competent, high performing career IT professionals and managers.  If the ‘soft skills’ elements of your job description is relegated to the back page –  ask yourself why? Did they …

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Opinion based decision making and your IT career

Within technical disciplines such as engineering, IT, medicine and science, most technical decisions made are based in evidence or hard empirical experience, possibly within a framework of formalised operating procedures and protocols – or any combination thereof.  Examples include Air traffic control, building a bridge, managing a network, developing application …

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Changing jobs

With the prevailing cloud phenomenon enveloping almost every aspect of IT, combined with the shift towards offering everything ‘as-a-service’, it strikes me that it’s an opportune time for IT professionals to take a step back and reassess how and why they do what they do.

Careers in IT are dynamic, …

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