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I am a CFO, a Smart Guy/Girl, so How do I Get the Upper Hand on my IT Staff?

I am a CFO, a Smart Guy/Girl, so How do I Get the Upper Hand on my IT Staff?

Last week we discussed why you can’t understand the language your IT staff speaks any time you question them; this week we will discuss how you can gain the upper hand, or at least level the playing field. 1. We Live in the Information Age Today there is an unimaginable amount of information available on any subject, literally at your fingertips and only a mouse click away, thanks to t… read more

I am a CFO, a Smart Guy/Girl; Why Can’t I Understand the Language my IT Staff is Speaking?

I am a CFO, a Smart Guy/Girl; Why Can’t I Understand the Language my IT Staff is Speaking?

Not for nothing, but your IT gurus equally do not understand when you discuss ROI, EBITDA or SG&A. Specific job functions each have their own lingo, but there are 3 primary reasons that even smart people who are not technologists get lost in a conversation with one within seconds… aka “you lost me at hello.” 1. Telecom/IT is Very Acronym-Driven First is that Telecom/IT is arguably t… read more

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