As IT professionals, we hear more rhetoric every day about the department’s increased responsibility to drive business growth. Though we know the importance of having an effective, high-performing infrastructure that delivers on end users’ expectations and makes sure that everything runs smoothly, the edict of “driving business growth” can be a stretch. Does today’s average C-level executive truly understand and appreciate the impact that IT has on business? Despite the benefits of an effective IT department, IT budgets are flat-lining or declining.
Author: Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of System Software & Tools at Comtrade Group where he is responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of Comtrade’s products, product development services business and technology roadmap. Mr. Taylor has over 15 years of experience in the fields of product marketing, go-to-market strategy development and channel sales management. He also serves on the board of both, College Bound Dorchester and The Cambridge School of Weston. An MBA graduate, he has worked with leading companies such as Forrester Research, Putnam Investments and Omgeo. Mr. Taylor received his MBA in International Business from IE Business School and his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University where he graduated with a B.S. in Operations Technology. He has held both Series 6 and 63 licenses and is the author of John’s Book, a full-length novel published in 2004.