Importance of IT Departments


In today’s fast-paced digital world, websites and online forums have become essential tools for businesses, organizations, and movements like the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC) to connect with their audience and gather valuable feedback. However, a seamless user experience and properly functioning technology are crucial to ensure that these platforms serve their purpose. This blog post will explore why IT departments are vital to our ability to receive feedback and how leaders associated with these websites and forums should actively use and verify their technology.

The Role of IT Departments in Feedback Reception

  1. Ensuring smooth user experience: A competent IT department is responsible for designing and maintaining websites and forums that are easy to navigate and provide a satisfying experience for users. When users encounter technical issues or a confusing interface, they may be less likely to provide feedback or engage with the platform.

  2. Monitoring and maintaining website functionality: IT professionals are essential for regularly testing and monitoring the website’s various features, such as contact forms and survey submissions. This helps ensure that the platform runs smoothly and that feedback is collected without any hiccups.

  3. Addressing technical issues: When users face technical difficulties, IT departments must be quick to respond and resolve the problem. A well-functioning IT team will minimize downtime and prevent the loss of valuable feedback.

How Leaders Can Ensure Optimal Use of Technology

  1. Regular testing: Leaders associated with websites and forums should periodically use the platform themselves to gain first-hand experience of its functionality. They can create test email addresses and messages to verify that contact forms and other communication features are working as intended.

  2. Gathering user feedback: Encourage users to report any technical issues or difficulties they encounter. This valuable feedback can help IT departments identify and address problems more effectively.

  3. Collaborating with IT experts: Leaders should be open to seeking advice from IT professionals and incorporating their expertise into the platform’s development and maintenance. This collaboration ensures that the technology used is up to date and capable of meeting the organization’s needs.

An Offer of Assistance

As an individual with expertise in information technology, I understand the importance of having a well-functioning website and forum for an organization like ARC. I am more than willing to hop into a meeting to discuss the information technology being leveraged by ARC, free of charge. My expertise can help ensure that your platform is running smoothly, enhancing user experience and allowing you to collect valuable feedback from your audience.


Information technology departments play a critical role in ensuring that websites and forums function effectively and provide a seamless user experience. Leaders must actively use and verify their technology to ensure that these platforms serve their intended purpose. By collaborating with IT professionals and regularly testing their platforms, leaders can optimize their ability to receive feedback and further their organization’s goals.

Disclaimer prior to 2023-03-25: being neurodivergent, I sometimes fail to communicate my thoughts clearly.
Disclaimer beginning 2023-03-25: posts are being generated with the help of GPT.