Re: IT is a cost center isn't it?
If on the other hand you have some old fart ( ex-Bean counter usually ) at the top who cannot see why you need to keep pace with tech and pay for skilled workers, then I strongly advise you get out and find a company with a young'ish CEO who sees the real...you get the idea!
I agree with the bean counter argument but not the grey hair thing.
You should appreciate some of the history of computing.
Did you know that the first computer used for commercial business applications was for a company that makes tea, running its first test programs in 1949.
While the engineers who did the work where nut grey beards, the board who allowed the overall investigation, research, commissioning etc to happen almost definitely where.
They where pioneers of their time, no one else was running computers for business programs so they literally had to build their own.
What business today does something as left field as that? That’s like some tiny business that sells books deciding it’s going to create a huge intercontinental distribution system to sell other peoples stuff & then deciding to build huge datacenters all around the globe and then let other companies run their own programmes in their dc’s. From books to logistics to cloud computing is quite a leap but yes Geoff wasn’t a grey beard, but then he didn’t start by creating logistics, he built upon what already existed by working with the established logistical giants.