There are many kinds of IT leaders in an organization. For this holiday season, I thought I’d add a little humor and apply some horse sense to the problem
There are a number of trends coming together in 2016 that should allow business a new way of thinking about generating value and getting things done: Augmented reality, freelance workers and automated assistants. The changes will involve how we look at our data, our workers and even work itself.
Strategy is sometimes positioned as old hat but in today's complex environment, strategy serves as a placeholder for the important decisions.
Some of the techniques that have made Business Intelligence so successful over the past couple decades are its Achilles heel. This post contains a few examples of how some of these techniques that we hold dear may be holding us back.
Service based approaches to IT are set to accelerate in 2016. Charlie Bess explains what it means for platform instability.
Summary: Too often organizations think about their future with their feet firmly planted in the constraints of today. For an IT organization that will not work since many of the issues that constrain us today are going to be irrelevant in the future.
Are we about to enter the next disruptive trend - "chaotic architecture"? Charlie Bess certainly hopes not. Bess contrasts the benefits of agile architecture with the problematic idea of chaos.
Charlie Bess explains how automation could result in a bumpy ride. Let's not forget the fundamentals along the way.
As we apply new technology to an ever increasing range of the business, CIOs must remember to reassess the business continuity plans and define what to do when everything goes off the rails.
The regulatory world is a changin’ and it is up to the CIO to ensure that the organization is aware and acting upon the shifting legal environment our systems must operate within.
Moving into a position at a new company can be a bit scary. This post provides a perspective on developing a plan to get started.
With the amount of information we have about the business and interactions needed to drive value today, a new approach to understanding the relationships and constraints is possible and needed.
Organizations need diverse perspectives to be resilient and grow. Too often we don’t fertilize the organization with a vision, cultivate creativity or harvest the innovations that are in plain sight.