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Tell a Story: How to Calculate Your IT Value
May 24th, 2017

Tell a Story: How to Calculate Your IT Value

Metrics aren't the only thing that matters when it comes to calculating IT value. CIOs should also focus on telling a story.

Summary

It’s time for IT to show business leaders where IT brings value to the organization. Metrics are nice, but storytelling is better. Andrew Horne

When it comes to businesses, especially large enterprises, value is everything. If you can’t put a value to your department then how can you track how well it is doing? This is a concern for many IT departments who don’t understand all the ways to calculate their IT value. Typically CIOs focus solely on metrics and don’t take into consideration their department’s story.

If you are one of these CIOs then keep reading. Andrew Horne discusses how to find your story and calculate IT value in his blog on Information Week.

Who Should Read This Article

Any CIO or IT director that is unsure of how to calculate their IT value, or who wants to understand how their story affects overall value.

What You Will Learn

You will learn why CIOs often focus more on metrics and less on their story. You will then get a few examples of value stories CIOs can use and what metrics are associated with each. These include:

  • The digitization of enterprise.
  • Making the enterprise safer.
  • Keeping costs down.

Take Away

Metrics aren't the only thing that matters when it comes to calculating IT value. CIOs should also focus on telling a story.

Read the full article at IT Value: What’s Your Story?

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