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Throwing more people at the problem no longer works

Technology is hard. Change is hard. And business requirements are changing faster than ever. Yet, as IT professionals, we sit in the nexus of these three things. Our lives are sophisticated, complicated and mixed with a strange inertia that drives our current state. If you look at the anthropology of IT, one quickly identifies how…… Continue reading Throwing more people at the problem no longer works

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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