QinetiQ NA CIO Frank Kist spoke with ExecutiveBiz about a variety of topics, including what it takes to be successful in the IT realm.
“IT is not technology for technology’s sake, ” he said, “but the purpose is to solve the businesses requirements. For the business owners within our company, and within every company I’ve worked for, IT is a tool to help them get their job done. With some companies it is an expense area and with others it helps drive the business. Instead of focusing on the latest widget, or Microsoft or Oracle product, or whatever, they should focus on what the business problems are that need solving.”