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. For most
IT organizations, the capacity to take on the challenge seems out of reach.
Many still struggle to keep up with day-to-day operational challenges. Let
those fall and nothing else matters. On the flip side, doing nothing is not
an option either. Warning: This is hard work and is mu... (more)
Over the years, IT has had the ability to customize the heck out of
applications. Even the industry enabled this addiction to feature creep.
Vendors asked what new button, bell, and whistle customers wanted and then
delivered what they could. Customization became a hallmark of IT trying to
ultimately please the customer and meet their ever-changing requirements.
Custom configurations lead to the ability to do more and increase the value
of the application/ service to the user. As the number of customizations
increased, so did the level of complexity. Eventually, that very flexibil... (more)
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.
I thought I would take a brief departure from my other missives to share some
This entry is more geared for those of you that are road warriors. And it
applies to the more personal use cases of cloud computing.
On a personal note, I thought I knew what it meant to travel [...]
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)