Are you thinking about hiring an IT professional internally? For companies that reach a certain size, it is common to want to hire a full-time IT professional. You recognize that there are productivity gains that could be made with less downtime and that your security should be improved. The problem is that hiring a full-time IT person may not solve those problems.
Why? There are three big challenges to hiring an IT professional:
1) Meeting Business Goals
Business executives typically hire an IT professional to take IT issues off of their plate. What is missing is that IT professionals are not trained or skilled in aligning IT priorities with business priorities. This can lead to them spending most of their time on projects that may be interesting or challenging, but do not help achieve business goals. [Read more…]