Archive For February, 2012

It’s About Time

Everybody wants everything now. Gone are the days when we had the luxury of time and IT had months and sometimes years to put together new services. Today, the consumer is boss with no tolerance for down time, lapses in…

The Long March Continues

In a recent IT Business Edge blog, Mike Vizard wrote about the “The Long March Towards Mainframe and Distributed Computing Convergence.”  Vizard deftly points out that “the real economic issue facing most large IT organizations these days is that they…

Consumer Driven IT Gets Serious

Earlier this month we hosted a 25-city seminar event titled “Consumer Driven IT: Thriving in the New Normal” which was attended by over 500 IT managers and executives.  The event included interactive polling, which inspired me to study the poll…

Can IT measure its own financial performance?

We will be posting excerpts taken from blogs that Chris O’Malley, CEO of Nimsoft, writes for Computerworld on “Perspectives.”   It is inevitable that IT will morph from a cost center to a profit center.  Pressure from the C-suite – compounded…

The True Agent of Technological Change

About a week ago, I participated in a panel discussion titled “Consumer Driven IT: Thriving in the New Normal” which we produced from HBO Studios and broadcasted in 25 cities across the US and Canada. I’ve had some time to…

IT: Where Great Ideas Go to Die

“BYOD isn’t coming, it’s here“- @SimonBramfitt via @thelaurenfiles Recently I participated in a great Twitter conversation regarding how IT departments have gained a reputation as a place where good ideas go to die. Initially there were several volleys about how…

Consumer Driven IT in Review – 10th Edition

Last Thursday we hosted an interactive panel discussion Consumer Driven IT: Thriving in the New Normal (click to watch the recording). The event was broadcast in 25 cities across North America and attended by more than 500 IT executives.   We’d…

The end of the beginning of consumer driven IT

How the empowered user empowers the enterprise We’ve all heard the consumer driven IT story before: Over the past few years, employees increasingly brought their personal computing devices to work. They started using them in place of, or in addition…