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How to Win Approval for IT projects from Non-IT stakeholders - WEBINAR

 

 

Technology leaders and business executives speak very different languages. So when an IT leader seeks approval for a project involving the roll-out of new technology, their success is solely dependent on their ability to bridge the gap between the technical language they speak and the business language understood by their company’s non-IT stakeholders and decision makers.

 

If you are an IT Leader still struggling to successfully translate IT in MBA language, then join Tech Service Today for a How to Discuss IT Projects with Non-IT Stakeholders webinar on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern (11 AM Pacific).

This webinar will provide IT managers, directors, VPs, and CIOs with the framework and tools needed to prepare an IT project proposal that not only speaks the language of your company’s non-IT stakeholders but wins their approval too.

 

Hosted by Tim Sauer - an IT/Networking industry veteran who has spent 20+ years helping IT professionals map their technical needs and goals over the the business goals that decision-makers care about most - this webinar will teach you ways to significantly improve your chances of getting that next IT project approved...quickly.

 

To see a few basic steps that will be presented in much greater detail in our webinar, see our recent blog post titled How To Discuss IT Projects With Non-IT Stakeholders.



  

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How To Discuss IT Projects with Non-IT Stakeholders

 

 

Technology leaders and business executives speak very different languages. So when an IT leader seeks approval for a project involving the roll-out of new technology, their success is solely dependent on their ability to bridge the gap between the technical language they speak and the business language understood by their company’s non-IT stakeholders and decision makers.

 

The likelihood of a project getting approved drops significantly if an IT leader fails to effectively translate their technical needs and goals into the kind of business needs and goals that resonate with their non-IT colleagues - a process called SELLING.


Most IT professionals are not, by nature, salespeople. In fact, many of my IT colleagues neither like nor trust most salespeople – or “the suits” as I’ve heard several engineers refer to them. So asking any technical specialist to think like a salesperson is like asking them to cross over to the dark side.


But fear not, my fellow nerds. By following a few simple guidelines, you can learn to learn to communicate with the non-IT business leaders in your company in a way that gets your IT project approved, and doesn’t require you to trade in your pocket-protector and jeans for hair-gel and a suit.

  

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Three Pain Points That Only IT Leaders Of Retail Chains Can Understand

 

 

The retail industry is a constantly changing, ever evolving environment into which an ever-growing number of different technologies are frequently introduced in an effort to improve the customer experience and the company’s profits.  As explained in our previous post addressing the challenges that IT leaders of Restaurant Chains face, there are just as many unique pain points that the IT staffs of Retail Chains must deal with on a daily basis.  

 

Using insights gathered from several retail customers and some industry research, here are Three Pain Points that only IT Leaders of Retail Chains Can Understand

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Three Pain Points That Only IT Leaders Of Restaurant Chains Can Understand

 

The physical environments inside food service establishments are unique and prove to be far more harsh to IT equipment & systems than those in almost every other industry.  If you haven't experienced bacon grease spatter as the cause of a router failure, or witnessed a deep fryer turn a brand-new digital order display into an unreadable, unusable light blob in just a few weeks, then you probably can’t appreciate the unique challenges facing Restaurant IT Managers.

 

Thanks to input from several customers who happen to live in that role, I’m happy to present Three Pain Points that only IT Leaders of Restaurant Chains Can Understand

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Five Details to Remember When Planning an IT Rollout


1. It’s never too early to start planning

Whether you are rolling out new digital signage screens, a POS system, computers, or a WiFi network, you can’t start planning soon enough.  You need to survey the environments where the new systems will be installed to fully understand the obstacles and challenges that your installer will encounter; this survey will help you develop detailed instructions that will enable your installer to perform the work as efficiently as possible. 

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Tech Service Today Welcomes First Internship Class

 

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TWAS THE SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, AND ALL THROUGH OUR HOUSE…


Lots of creatures were stirring, with many clicks on each mouse.

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How to experience those warm & fuzzy holiday feelings…literally!


 

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7 Best Practices For Retail IT Rollout Projects

 

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Employee Satisfaction Best Methods For On-Site IT & Telecom Service Departments: The Finale

 

Employee Satisfaction Surveys

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