James A. DiMarzio, 2012 Honoree

Mazda North American Operations
Irvine, Calif.
How have you incorporated social media into your own work?
About two years ago I worked with the marketing and HR departments on policies to encourage employees to participate in social sites as Mazda advocates. Other efforts have included SharePoint sites in use in many business areas. Several social media functions (such as presence and circles) are being evaluated.
Job responsibility you'd like to delete?
Security review and audits. Not because I don't think it's important, but because it's a large investment (for any IT staff) that doesn't contribute to corporate goals or the bottom line.
What characteristic is most important to you in an IT hire?
The ability to engage and communicate with the business is the one skill that can make or break a candidate.
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