In the digital age, speed is the new scale – are you mastering it yet?

In the digital age, speed is the new scale – are you mastering it yet?

Enterprises are craving for more speed to gain competitive advantage during digital transformation; but surprisingly, executives have limited options to respond with.

09/12/18

Mergers and acquisitions speed up digital transformation

Mergers and acquisitions speed up digital transformation

Digital transformation is all about speed, yet executives of traditional enterprises are increasingly saying that speed is their biggest challenge. New IT operating models can help, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) make for the...

07/27/18

Digital transformation needs an effective IT strategy

Digital transformation needs an effective IT strategy

To lift IT performance from “bad” to “good,” conventional strategies, stricter cost controls and increased governance may suffice. However, to become “great”, CIOs need to innovate the way they manage technology during digital...

05/03/18

IT effectiveness – Everyone’s desire, yet no one’s mandate

IT effectiveness – Everyone’s desire, yet no one’s mandate

Technological innovations have been the primary driver of digital transformation until now. To maintain the momentum, digital transformation needs a corresponding wave of innovations in technology management. IT effectiveness is the...

04/17/18

IT effectiveness – the engine of digital transformation – is ailing. Why?

IT effectiveness – the engine of digital transformation – is ailing. Why?

More than one-fifth of IT effort is potentially wasted on technology outputs that are never used, up to forty percent of business opportunities may be missed due to delays, and outdated management practices tax the IT workforce...

04/11/18

Advancements in project portfolio management of technology investments

Advancements in project portfolio management of technology investments

If you are responsible for managing portfolios of technology programs and projects, your success in maximizing business outcomes with finite resources is vital to your company’s future in a digital world. New management techniques can...

01/31/18

How to narrow the CMO-CIO divide

How to narrow the CMO-CIO divide

In the absence of common performance metrics linked to business outcomes, “who should own IT?” is a debate about authority without accountability.

11/20/17

Is enterprise IT misbehaving?

Is enterprise IT misbehaving?

Behavioral economists have long discovered that the human beings are predictably irrational. Can their findings help us better understand, and manage, the system behavior of enterprise IT?

11/02/17

Is technology spending a cost of doing business or a source of alpha?

Is technology spending a cost of doing business or a source of alpha?

A modern-day IT strategy should strive to get an IT organization out of its efficiency and reliability comfort-zone, and elevate its business relevancy through continuous improvement in productivity, throughput and measurable business...

10/18/17

What to make of enterprise IT in a digital world?

What to make of enterprise IT in a digital world?

The monopoly of enterprise IT on corporate technology spending is diminishing, but not necessarily for the right reasons.

08/18/17

The pain of legacy-to-digital transformation is an epidemic

The pain of legacy-to-digital transformation is an epidemic

How can the traditional IT organizations remain business relevant while the business IT divide remains, the shadow IT spending increases, and the third-party providers increase their share of the enterprise IT spend? Lean IT has the...

05/19/17

Is the business-IT gap intentional?

Is the business-IT gap intentional?

IT and business executives must decide whether to transform the way their organizations interact. Maintaining the status quo may feel safe, but it’s risky. To determine if the relationship has reached a tipping point, ask two...

03/02/17

A call for action -- the renaissance of enterprise IT

A call for action -- the renaissance of enterprise IT

During the time of transition from industrial-age to digital-age practices, what the business needs most is a renaissance of enterprise IT. This is an exceptional opportunity, a call for action, for CIOs and CDOs to spearhead the...

02/09/17

Does your digital program suffer from an aspiration gap?

Does your digital program suffer from an aspiration gap?

Contrary to aspirations of many, the digital revolution hasn’t turned out to be a gold rush; rather, it feels like a game of survival.

01/27/17

The weakest link in digital transformation

The weakest link in digital transformation

The future of the multitrillion-dollar enterprise IT industry will not evolve from the retrofit of half-century-old IT management practices with relics of the industrial age.

01/05/17

Why software capitalization can be wasteful

Why software capitalization can be wasteful

The treatment of enterprise applications as capital assets is a relic of the industrial-age IT operating model. In the digital age, capitalization of the application development cost can be wasteful and counterproductive.

12/19/16

It’s not the workforce but the system that needs a fix

It’s not the workforce but the system that needs a fix

Cheaper inputs are no longer strategic for enterprise IT, but a system that propels productivity and throughput while supplying a steady stream of innovations is. The Trump presidency may become a catalyst for it.

12/02/16

What's next for enterprise IT?

What's next for enterprise IT?

The multitrillion-dollar industry of enterprise IT is facing a major disruption. The process was initiated by the pure-play digital enterprises like Amazon and Google a decade ago, and it has recently accelerated with the broad...

11/22/16

The chasm between efficient IT and lean IT

Despite the $300 billion spent on technology in financial services annually, funding is still scarce for digital opportunities. Lean IT is the next frontier for CIOs -- a steppingstone in their digital transformation journey and a...

10/14/16

Who is watching after your agile money? Part III

Who is watching after your agile money? Part III

Business and IT executives need an objective performance yardstick with integrated controls to confidently grow agile program portfolios.

08/31/16

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