You may take the view that the world is divided into two distinct tribes, one made up of those who understand the value of IT, and the other made up of those who absolutely do not. Chances are, your company employs people belonging to each tribe. Those in the former tribe respect use policies, remember to lock their computers down, and generally adhere to all the rules you've established. Those in the latter tribe do nothing of the sort. And, when it's all said and done, the latter proves to be most troublesome to the state of IT in your company. Unfortunately, some of your worst offenders happen to reside in the C-suite. In fact, in far too many cases, it's your CEO who is most clueless about the value of IT, and as a result commits some of the most egregious blunders. Here are nine signs that you work for a CEO who just doesn't "get it" when it comes to understanding the power of IT in your organization.
IT investments need to be thought out strategically, and spending needs to be done at precise times with insight into what kind of return your company will get on that investment. CEOs who are worried more about the revenue-side of their operation fail to think about the strategic implications of IT investment.
This article was originally published on 08-09-2011