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The lost generation in technology

  The technology industry is in crisis and yet many do not see the warning signs. How can an industry with as much innovation as the technology industry be in peril? The root of the issue rests with several complications…and people. As leaders, we hold a substantial responsibility to the very people we lead. Yes,… Continue reading The lost generation in technology

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The difference between the Traditional CIO and the Transformational CIO

Over the past several years, the role of the Chief Information Office (CIO) has changed. If you are a CIO, do you know which type you most closely align with…or aspire to be? If you are working with a CIO, do you know the characteristics and why they are so important? The details are incredibly… Continue reading The difference between the Traditional CIO and the Transformational CIO

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Is the concept of enterprise lock in a red herring?

There is quite a bit of discussion about the concept of lock-in by pundits, providers and consumers. While I take the perspective of looking at lock-in within the enterprise IT space, the same issues apply broadly to a number of industries, products and consumers. So, is lock-in really a concern for the enterprise? Or just… Continue reading Is the concept of enterprise lock in a red herring?

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Shifting the mindset from projects to products

A recent post on changing the language of IT is getting quite a bit of attention among CIOs. Continuing the theme around changing the language and culture of IT, we shift gears to the mindset of projects and products. For decades, the IT mantra has been to complete projects on-time and under budget. While this… Continue reading Shifting the mindset from projects to products

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Digital Transformation requires intimate knowledge of the business

  Moving to a digital enterprise is not a trivial task. It is neither a journey nor a destination. The shift for an enterprise to embrace digital requires a cohesive effort on multiple levels. Technology plays a role, but only as a tool without context. And it is this very context or knowledge that provides… Continue reading Digital Transformation requires intimate knowledge of the business

CIO · Cloud

IT transformation is difficult, if not impossible, without cloud

Information Technology (IT) transformation is all the rage these days. It started as a lofty objective among Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and shifted to a stark requirement for businesses to remain competitive. Even those beyond the IT organization are pushing IT transformation including the rest of the C-Suite and Board of Directors. Why? Without it,… Continue reading IT transformation is difficult, if not impossible, without cloud

Business · CIO

Changing the language of IT: 3 things that start with the CIO

The Information Technology (IT) organization is going through a significant transformation. The transformation itself is not only disruptive, but confusing for many of the stakeholders including IT leadership, IT staff and those outside of the IT organization. Three years ago, I wrote about this in Transforming IT Requires a Three-Legged Race. The path through this… Continue reading Changing the language of IT: 3 things that start with the CIO