It’s quite possible that “flat CAPEX” spending is the new normal.
IT should be treated as an important and critical function in your company. IT does more than just “sweat the details” of making sure systems are available and performing.
With the “Big Data” deluge showing no signs of abating, information overload is the norm. In fact, this “information glut” suggests a larger problem. We’re suffering from information overload at the expense of free thinking and development of new big ideas.
IT leaders often express dismay at the process involved in not only forecasting for CAPEX needs, but then stepping through arduous internal CAPEX budget approvals. What’s all the fuss with CAPEX, and why is it so difficult to obtain?
Technical skills yes, but the ability to communicate, relate and navigate throughout an organization—so called “softer skills”—are especially needed to propagate analysis and communicate the impact of data-driven decision-making.