Current industry wisdom estimates that companies end up spending 5% – 10% of their gross revenue on all things related to Information Technology. Ouch! That means for every $1M in revenue, the IT cost could reach up to $100,000. You do the math! In a recent article in Baseline magazine, Cary Westmark who is the … Read more From Plumber To Partner: How IT Can Become Part Of A Company’s Success
Here’s a challenge for you: you’ve just been put in charge of an IT department / branch / project because the previous person was unable to make any effective changes. What do you focus on first? Strategy sounds very important and the business side of the house seems to spend a lot of time working … Read more What’s More Important: Strategy, Quality, or Low Costs?
There was an interesting article in an issue of CIO Insight that talked about the changing role of CIOs. The basic point of the story was that since today’s CIOs are spending so much time (and $$$) on keeping their firms systems up and running, that they are losing their position at the strategy table. … Read more Do We Really Need CIOs Any More?
I’m motivated to talk about trade shows this time around because I currently find myself out in Las Vegas attending the EMC World 2008 trade show. When it comes to IT trade shows, this is it — it’s by, about, and for IT professionals who live, eat, and breath storage for a living. I’ve worked … Read more Let’s Talk About IT Trade Shows
Ok, so everyone’s been trying to fix IT departments almost since the first computers were put to work on business problems. So how come nobody has gotten it right yet? I believe that one reason that we keep missing the mark is because we really have no idea what a really good IT department looks … Read more Alignment Sounds Like Something You Do To A Car