My editor, Reg Davis, gets the credit for this topic. The premise was to imagine you have a good technology budget (we said $3,000) and assume that everything was possible in terms of technology and policy.
The idea is that this simple exercise would tell you a lot about what you want, what is important to you, and where your priorities are. Once you complete the exercise, you can do a little analysis. For example, if you wanted to spend $600 of your $3,000 on training, you might question the actual percentage of your tech budget you are spending on training.
I make some suggestions in the article, based on my perspective, but the key to this exercise is that you determine your own answers.
As I conclude, “Most of us will find a gap between what we are spending money on and what we think we want to spend on. Closing that gap is a great technology goal for 2012.”
I enjoyed writing this column and hope that you enjoy it and find it helpful. Check out the article here.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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