I keep hearing that IT practitioners should be "connected to the business," especially as we move forward with Cloud, ITaaS, etc. (1) What does that even mean? and (2) How can the IT community accomplish that?
Does that mean get an MBA-level understanding of finance? Understand how to manage a portfolio of services? Just stop putting the "NO" in Innovation? And how do we get there? Merit badges? Devops? MBAs?