IT Departments are in a unique position to lead Corporate Visibility
- “Corporative Myopia” inhibits companies becoming more agile and competitive
- The Visibility Blog spreads Tango/04 founder’s ideas on Corporate Visibility
- Writer, computer specialist, ex-university professor and entrepreneur, Raul Cristian Aguirre aspires to “make IT people more relevant”
Peterborough, NH, July, 2011 – IT people have bad reputations with other corporate departments, according to Raul Cristian Aguirre, founder of Tango/04 Computing Group, and company leader in the development of corporative monitoring software. “According to a MIT Sloan School of Management´s research, CIOs speak another language, IT costs are black holes, and risks are big and unknown. However, with the right conceptualization and good decisions, it is possible to revert this situation,” explains Aguirre.
“Currently, companies of all sizes and from all sectors are lacking the information and basic visibility to anticipate to the threats and understand the opportunities, because the usual structure of silos and departments reduces the global vision to such an extent that many decisions are made blindly,” he indicates.
To spread his ideas about how to avoid this problem and at the same time increase trust in IT, he announces the release of a blog that he will be writing while simultaneously continuing his activities as President and CEO of the group he manages. The focus will be achieving Corporate Visibility, a double goal because “on the one hand it implies looking for recognition of the value that IT contributes to the business while on the other hand solving the `corporative myopia´ problem. The IT Department is incredibly well-positioned to lead this initiative.”
Therefore, the blog will not be focusing on any of his company´s products, he assures, but on achieving professional growth of CIOs, CSOs and the IT professional in general. It will be focused on the delivery of corporate agility and visibility, which are lacking in many companies.
“The IT industry moves according to fashion, and sometimes fashion doesn´t fit right. Through these 20 years with Tango/04 and almost 30 involved with the IT profession, we have a clear vision on how to solve certain issues. As I have always cherished the activity of teaching, I hope I can put that experience into the blog, and help IT people advance,” he mentions.
About Raul Cristian Aguirre
Born in Argentina, from a writers and poet’s family, Raul Cristian Aguirre is founder, president and CEO of Tango/04 Computing Group. Graduated in Systems Analysis at the Engineering Faculty (UBA), he participates in the EO / MIT Entrepreneur Master Program (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA). With more than 25 years of experience in Information Technologies, Raul Aguirre is an enthusiast of agile methodologies and certified Scrum Master. He has worked at IBM and used to be a professor at the Engineering Faculty of the Buenos Aires University. Creative and innovative, he has designed technologies that won several international awards and has been Director of different PROFIT Projects of research and development with funds of the European Community. Raul Aguirre is a frequent speaker at many national and international forums such as Internet World, Midrange Expo, Internet Global Congress, etc., and has been awarded with “Speaker of Merit” in COMMON (USA, Europe, and LA). Besides being author of many publications, articles and white papers, he collaborates in iSeries News, Tango/04 Monitor Magazine, pzi, Windows TI Magazine, BSMdigest and other magazines. He is a member of the IEEE, Executive Panelist in several international consultant companies, and member of the Executive Direction at the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) (Barcelona Chapter). He is also a poet (like his parents), passionate about movies (director, writer), amateur actor, football player (amateur still in activity), thirsty reader, proud father, and keen chess player.