10 hard truths IT must learn to accept

Unsanctioned devices, compromised networks, downtime -- today's IT is all about embracing imperfections

By , InfoWorld |  IT Management, BYOD, cloud computing

IT concession No. 10: You will never get the respect you deserve

Credit: Andrea Comas / Reuters

No matter how hard you work or how vital you are, you won’t get a lot of respect outside your own ranks.

IT is perceived either as Santa Claus (bringing cool toys for all the business girls and boys), Dr. No (only interested in keeping users away from resources they need to do their jobs), or the NSA (monitoring their every Internet move for suspicious activity), says Steve Lowe, founder and CEO of Innovator.

"The main thing IT leaders can do to counter these misconceptions is to focus on providing extraordinary value to the company in any way they can," says Lowe. "Find a place where a little technology will have a huge payoff, and just do it. Success is very difficult to argue with."

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