10 business skills every IT pro must master

Here are the 10 business skills that truly matter to your career in IT. A lot

By Bob Lewis, InfoWorld |  IT Management, business skills, collaboration

10 business skills every IT pro must master

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It's like a broken record: IT pros must "develop business skills" to succeed. But what we aren't told is which business skills to develop.

The plain fact is that not all business skills are important for IT, which is just as well. If we needed them all, we wouldn't be IT professionals anymore. We'd be too busy learning to be accountants, copywriters, sales reps, recruiters, and purchasing agents.

Ignore all that. Here are the 10 business skills that truly matter to your career in IT -- a lot.

['Big data' creating big career opportunities for IT pros and How to successfully bring business into IT]

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