For an organization that is lacking in IT Infrastructure development but has the financial capability to acquire it, how would you convince leadership that investing in IT is critical for the growth of the organization?

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IT Manager in Construction, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Head of Cybersecurity Architecture in Finance (non-banking), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I think the best way is being capable to show (using the simplest language as possible) the convergence between business growth and digital transformation. In terms of: How can we scale up our sales, our client digital conversion, optimize and improve our supply chain o internal processes to contribute the revenue generation across sales increase and internal operational efficiency.
IT Manager in IT Services, 11 - 50 employees
I agree with statement but I suppose the condition matter: your IT infrastructure must grow in pace equal to your business is growing (cagr for revenues etc). Otherwise you will have overqualified infrastructure for depressed business, or uninvested IT sector while booming revenues (usually lack of investment on behalf of dividends). So, the CFO usually is the driver of sustainable growth measuring both.
IT Manager in Education, 501 - 1,000 employees
Since in this day and age IT infrastructure has become crucial for the success of any organization in any field, they both should go hand in hand.
The best approach I think would be to demonstrate with simple, down-to-earth, in an easy to comprehend language and terms, the benefits of allowing the development of the IT infrastructure.
You need, of course, real-life examples, backed by data and numbers, so the leadership will better comprehend the urgency of the issue.
Senior Data Scientist in Miscellaneous, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Building a comprehensive approach. IT infrastructure is related to service and support. Does the company also have the money to ensure proper service and support? Just buying (new) computers is not enough.
On the other hand, cyber-threats caused by old hardware and outdated OS is a big risk, the top management should be at least aware.

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