Business buddies, but not with IT

Business buddies, but not with IT

It is always interesting to read the endless stream of articles encouraging IT to engage business executives across the organization. It would be even more interesting to know how many of your readers actually do this successfully.

The amount of time I spend just doing my job, and doing it well, leaves little time to really take a big-picture view and I am not the only person out there with this problem. I am not just referring to IT either.

Business executives share the same problem and aren't exactly seeking us out with open arms. The only mentoring program our company has involves business executives buddying up with business executives and I don't think that is likely to change in the foreseeable future.

Des Shurman
Enterprise systems manager
(Company name withheld)

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It was nice meeting you at the CW Forum held last week. Many of the topics covered at the conference were of interest and value to me. Thankyou for a great forum!

Rob Livingstone
Ricoh Australia & New Zealand