Chief Information Officer on Ulitzer
In late 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Jim Swartz (pictured below), CIO
of Sybase in a “Meet the Press” type of interview format.
VMware hosted the interview for broadcast on CIO.com. The webcast is
available on CIO.com’s website.
Shadow IT is a good thing for IT organizations…and here’s why...
It is important to first understand what Shadow IT is and why it happens.
Shadow IT is commonly referred to when non-IT organizations delve into the
delivery of technology solutions…without IT’s involvement. It happens for
a number of reasons. But the most common is when there is demand for a
technology solution and it is believed (right or wrong) that IT is not able
to assist or deliver the solution. This could be due to timing, availability,
experience, bureaucracy, or a number of other factors. The bottom line is ... (more)
For over 30 years, we have successfully run IT organizations. And things
(generally) have worked well for IT organizations and the businesses they
serve. Best practices were identified, shared and enhanced. Technology
evolved and became increasingly more sophisticated. We built the backbone
that business runs on today.
However, the traditional way of running IT is dead and a change is needed
before we face extinction. That may seem a bit dramatic, but IT needs to make
a significant change to remain relevant. There are three components that need
to change: the Chief Information O... (more)
I speak with a number of Business Leaders, CIOs, IT leaders and IT staff
about this very issue. The subject of IT Transformation is one that keeps
coming up. Yet, it seems as illusive as it is alluring.
Looking For Direction
The technology (specifically IT) world is becoming more complex and
challenging every day. I speak with a number of Business Leaders, CIOs, IT
leaders and IT staff about this very issue. The subject of IT Transformation
is one that keeps coming up. Yet, it seems as illusive as it is alluring. The
prospect that it could bring is enough motivation for many to try... (more)
As we prepare to celebrate the start of a new year I can’t help but look
back on the past 10 years and contemplate what the next year (and decade) has
to offer. Many will not miss 2009, but the decade of the new millennium
brought a new wave of technologies.
Standing at the threshold of 2010, I can’t help but wonder where our focus
in technology will turn. In the past 10 years, we’ve had the fortune of
many, many technology advances. Today, most everyone has a cell phone…and
it seems most have traded a cell phone for a smart phone the likes of an
iPhone or Blackberry. To “Google... (more)