Amazon continues to drive forward with innovation at a blistering pace. At their annual re:Invent confab, Amazon announced dozens of products to an audience of over 30,000 attendees. There are plenty of newsworthy posts outlining the specific announcements including Amazon’s own re:Invent website. However, there are several announcements that specifically address the growing enterprise…… Continue reading Amazon drives cloud innovation toward the enterprise
While 2016 is quickly coming to a close, it offers plenty to reflect on. For the CIO, IT organizations and leaders who work with technology, 2016 offered a glimpse into the future and the cadence in which it takes. We learned how different industries, behaviors and technologies are impacting business decisions, societal norms and economic…… Continue reading The five most popular posts of 2016
For years now, different communications solutions have come and gone. Just about every major enterprise player has had a solution at one time or another. Looking back, we started with relatively primitive solutions to communicate between coworkers. Then came email. Email became, and remains, the de-facto standard to communicate between individuals and teams. Since the…… Continue reading Understanding the Communications Conundrum: What is the goal?
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
Over the past few years, I have outlined my thoughts for the upcoming year. You can read those from past years here: Cloud Predictions for 2013 (12/14/12) CIO Predictions for 2014 (12/20/13) 5 things a CIO wishes for this holiday season (12/26/14) In 2016, data and relevance will play the leading role across the industry.…… Continue reading 2016 is the year of data and relevance
The subject of IT relevance is a hotly contested subject. According to Forrester, 41% of business decision-makers believe that IT is an impediment to accelerating business success. In a recent Twitter chat, the participants addressed their thoughts on the relevance and value of IT. Disconnects, disruption and shadow IT were on the minds of participants.…… Continue reading #CIOitk: Is IT still relevant? The conversation is heating up!
Over the course of a career, employees may take part in one or two acquisitions. Over the course of my career, I was part of the core team for more than a dozen acquisitions and mergers. Gaining access to such a high volume of transactions and from both sides (acquirer and acquired) provides a unique…… Continue reading Acquisitions are key for enterprise providers, but strategies are killing innovation