Business · Cloud · Data

Shifting the thinking of enterprise applications

Enterprise applications are not new and have been around for decades. Since their start, enterprise applications have increased in their level of sophistication and business automation. However, this sophistication comes with a significant degree of complexity too. Historically, enterprises were in the position where they needed to build everything themselves. Much of this stemmed from…… Continue reading Shifting the thinking of enterprise applications

Business · Cloud · Data

How cloud is changing the business and IT landscape

Enterprises around the globe are facing disruption from a number of different directions. To combat this disruption, they increasingly turn to cloud computing. Cloud computing is the single biggest opportunity for organizations to dramatically change how their business operates through changes in their Information Technology (IT) landscape. Organizations are evaluating ways to leverage cloud-based solutions…… Continue reading How cloud is changing the business and IT landscape

CIO · Cloud

3 ways enterprises can reduce their cybersecurity risk profile

If you are an executive (CIO, CISO, CEO) or board member, cybersecurity is top of mind. One of the top comments I often hear is: “I don’t want our company (to be) on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.” Ostensibly, the comments are in the context of a breach. Yet, many gaps still…… Continue reading 3 ways enterprises can reduce their cybersecurity risk profile

CIO

IT has a serious credibility problem and does not realize it

  One challenge for many IT organizations is that of credibility. In a recent post, I discussed the importance of credibility and the network effect in IT. What is credibility? According to Merriam-Webster, credibility is ‘the quality or power of inspiring belief or (the) capacity for belief.’ The question every IT professional, whether the CIO…… Continue reading IT has a serious credibility problem and does not realize it

Business · CIO

Understanding the Network Effect in IT

When discussing the combination of Information Technology (IT) & network, one quickly runs to thinking about cabling, connectors, switches, hubs and routers. However, there is another type of network that has nothing to do with technology yet directly impacts the effectiveness of an IT organization. This type of network involves people, empathy, credibility and humility.…… Continue reading Understanding the Network Effect in IT

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

Cloud · Data · IoT

IBM and Weather Company deal is the tip of the iceberg for cloud, data and IoT

Technology and how we consume it is changing faster than we know it. Need proof? Just look at the announcement last night between IBM & Weather Company. It was just a short 4.5 months ago that I was sitting in the Amazon AWS re:Invent keynote on Nov 13, 2014 listening to Weather Company’s EVP, CTO…… Continue reading IBM and Weather Company deal is the tip of the iceberg for cloud, data and IoT