The beginning of a new year is a time of hope and optimism. We look forward to the future and think about what we can do better. IT leaders look ahead to the next 12 months, what resolutions should they make? Here are some ideas that will help them be better.
Commit to regularly staying up to date by reading industry blogs, attending conferences, and keeping an eye on emerging technologies. As an IT leader, it’s essential to stay informed about the latest developments in the field to make informed decisions about technology investments and strategy.
Build a positive and productive work environment, working closely with business areas. IT leaders should strive to foster open communication, transparency, and trust among their teams. You must align your IT strategies with the organization's needs and goals for 2023.
Lead from the front, sensing the demand, working with the business to anticipate needs/demands and deliver on them. Understand how tomorrow’s infrastructure can help provide new services and business value.
Strive to have the right IT people with the right skills in the right place. Promote a culture of continuous learning by encouraging your IT team to stay up to date on the latest technology and industry best practices by providing opportunities for training and professional development opportunities.
Ensure your team follows industry-standard security practices; IT availability, reliability, and performance goals are achieved; and the organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans are regularly updated and tested. Make sure to communicate and address existing gaps or issues.
To withstand economic headwinds like rising energy costs, increased inflation, geopolitical issues, and continued supply chain challenges.
Manage “Products” rather than “Projects” or “IT services.” “Products” are more dynamic and are managed in an iterative, agile way. They can also be directly connected to business capabilities and outcomes.
Build a self-service hybrid digital infrastructure by adopting a platform engineering discipline. Foster the creation of IT platforms across on-premises, cloud, containers, and edge. Continuously improve IT platforms through a product-centric approach and agile techniques that enable incremental enhancements in automation and governance.
Seek opportunities to minimize the environmental impact of the organization’s IT infrastructure environmental impact by implementing energy-efficient technologies and practices.
Encourage your IT team to think outside the box and develop creative ideas for using technology to drive value for the business. Inspire them to discover and utilize new technologies and devise strategies for integrating them into the existing IT capabilities.
These are probably the most important resolutions IT leaders should make in 2023. However, whether they can keep them or not is another story.
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