IT professionals should watch their language

IT folks want to be recognized for creating business value, yet too often they are referred to as people who merely provide technology. It’s frustrating! But consider how most IT professionals talk about themselves and their projects. A seemingly slight change in wording can mean the difference between being taken seriously and being tuned out.
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Mikhail Papovsky has been actively delivering value from IT initiatives throughout his career. He started in operations, development, and database administration, and used this experience to build a strategic vision for other IT areas. As an internal IT executive, Mikhail has handled administration, budgeting, RFP issue, outsourcing management, and other areas.

In 1996, Mikhail founded Abraic to help organizations improve outcomes from their IT investments. He has served in various roles for engagements spanning across many industry segments and international boundaries. Mikhail’s deep ERP experience is especially critical as it links business value streams with IT solutions. His BI solutions experience enables him to effectively implement tracking and execution of strategies. Managing large-scale projects across multiple cultures has honed his leadership and technical skills, which enable Mikhail and his team to expertly handle diverse IT engagements.

Mikhail also served as an Independent Director for Palladium, a global consulting firm focused on strategy execution.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Mikhail Papovsky and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.