CIO Survival Guide ‘Best’ may be the enemy of good. But in IT, ‘best practice’ is the enemy of good sense. CIOs would be wise to know there are no best practices, only practices that fit best.
CIO Survival Guide ‘Everything as a service’ doesn’t include every service IT provides, not to mention everything outside IT that can be characterized as a service. And what it leaves out is arguably more important than what it includes.
CIO Survival Guide As CIOs re-think IT’s role in the enterprise, leading or facilitating business change is central to the conversation. Here’s one way IT can and should regain center stage.
CIO Survival Guide Everything as a service (XaaS) should be about extending SOA to how businesses organize. Instead, it’s just another chargeback pricing model — exactly what IT doesn’t need.
CIO Survival Guide When it comes to innovation, great ideas matter. But in the end, understanding the need to act on fewer great ideas matters more.
CIO Survival Guide Organizational listening — knowing What’s Going On Out There — is leadership’s most poorly understood and undervalued responsibility. To fix this you need the right tools.
CIO Survival Guide By dodging your culture of silence and offering employees an escape from the bureaucracy of blamestorming, consultants show how to discover and address root causes.
CIO Survival Guide When it comes time to tap outside expertise, IT leaders too often fail to know what to ask for, who to select, or what to do with the advice they pay for.
CIO Survival Guide Directing decision-maker-awareness to the right targets is a key skill for CIO success. Investment risks that pit information security vs. information technology prove the point.
Opinion Lifecycle management should head off crises in the making but doesn’t. Instead, consider ‘version currency management’ and stave off catastrophe by being tactical about keeping systems current.
Opinion Building effective IT 101: Now that you know what you have in your technical architecture, and how good (or not-so-good) it is, you’re ready to plan for its improvement.
Opinion Building effective IT 101: Knowing what you have is a good first step. But knowing whether what you have is what you ought to have is a different matter.
Opinion Building effective IT 101: Technical architecture is what separates a hard-to-navigate pile of tech from accelerating IT’s ability to get things done.
Opinion Dragging legacy apps into the modern era is a key pillar of digital strategies today. It’s also harder, more costly, and less rewarding than you might think.