There was a time, only a couple of generations ago, when the folks responsible for purchasing their organization’s technology were fringe workers—and sort of renegades. During the recent season of Mad Men, as the end of the 1960s approached, the purchase and endless setup of a behemoth computer sent shockwaves through the agency.
Tech interests, back then, seemed off the wall and independent from the core of the work that an organization did.
In 2015 technology is the very core of any organization’s work. There are no employees more integral to any organization than the folks responsible for researching, strategizing and purchasing technology. That includes you, and the stakes for tech decision makers have never been higher.
Increasingly, the role of tech managers requires you to dive into understanding integrated product solutions. Most organizations are “dealing with a budget that is asking them to do more with less,” says David Labuskes, executive director of InfoComm, a trade organization serving the integration industry.
“The only way you can do that is by making smart decisions and the only way you can make smart decisions is by getting all the information.”
That, in a nutshell, is why TechDecisions exists. Our goal is to provide tech decisions makers like yourself that work in the corporate market (CorporateTechDecisions.com), higher education market (HigherEdTechDecisions.com), K-12 education market (K-12TechDecisions.com) or the house of worship market (WorshipTechDecisions.com) with resources that you need to give you a tech strategizing edge.
We offer primers on tech trends, share project success stories of your peers and spotlight advice and opinions of market thought leaders. Ultimately, we aim to foster a community of folks like yourself, who work in your market, experience the same challenges and help each other arrive at solutions.
After launching three years ago TechDecision sites each have emerged as leading voices in their respective markets. This month, we launched our inaugural print edition of TechDecisions. In this link to the digital version, you will find sections dedicated to each vertical market – CorporateTD, HigherEdTD, K-12TD and WorshipTD – each driven by the site’s dedicated editor.
Enjoy this digital edition, tell us what you think and keep the conversation going on CorporateTechDecisions.com, HigherEdTechDecisions.com, K-12TechDecisions.com and WorshipTechDecisions.com.
Above all, good luck. Your organizations are counting on you.
Video: Watch the scene from Mad Men.