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.
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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)
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)
Many in the technology world focus on the technology itself without
significant consideration of the data or more importantly, the information.
When you dig a bit deeper, the real reason, the business reason we exist is
about the data.
Just presenting data, however, it not enough. When building applications to
present data, we need to consider how to best present information. And with
information, there is a core principle to follow. I call it ‘rIrTrPrM’.
rIrTrPrM is an acronym of sorts:
rI = right Information: Ensuring that the right information is presented.
Could they? Could it be out of Vogue to operate your own data center? Current
developments in Corporate Social Responsibility and a maturing data center
marketplace are starting to drive these changes.
For many, this could be a discussion about the pink elephant in the room.
Data centers have been, and continue to be a requirement for businesses
around the world. We rely more heavily every day on systems and the
applications they run. Those applications run on servers and use storage
subsystems; all of which are connected with networking devices. Collectively,
we call this the “... (more)
I’ve written about the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) in past missives. It
seems that today, everyone flying on an airplane has some form of technology
gadget. And the range varies from a cell phone to an iPod, to a tablet to a
laptop. Anyone who has been on an airplane in the past couple of [...]