One of the things that I tend to talk alot about is how to raise the visibility of the IT and network engineering groups within your organization. If you get this right, not only will your job get easier but you'll find that getting budget approved for projects, staffing, and even pay raises takes a lot less effort.
Calvin Sun over at Tech Republic makes some great points in his recent blog post on this same subject and with the financial crisis that is occurring right now there couldn't be a better time to start thinking about how to raise your visibility within your organization.
Tomorrow I'm going to be speaking on this topic at the Austin Tech and Job Expo. Specifically, I'm going to highlight some cool new technology (like Cisco EnergyWise and Virtualization) that can significantly reduce your companies expenses. The presentation starts at 2:15. If you're going to be in Austin tomorrow stop by and see me.
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