A business stall can hit a company / IT department at any time. There can be many reasons for what causes a stall including having a premium product or abandoning a good market segment too early as a company goes looking for greener grass. If that was all that could happen to a company, that … Read moreOut Of Time, Out Of Talent – Why IT Departments Fail
Businesses and IT departments can be going along just fine when all of a sudden, the business goes into what is called a “stall”. Just like being in an airplane that goes into a stall, this is by no means a good thing! When a business goes into a stall, more often than not it … Read moreFighting IT’s “The Grass Is Greener” Syndrome
One of the worst things that can happen to a modern company is to for it to get sued. Here in the 21st Century more often than not, lawsuits require that the firm being sued produce electronic documents early on in the whole messy legal process. Good examples of how tricky this can get are … Read moreA New CIO Job: Panning For Legal Gold
Although working in IT can be a tough job at times, I must confess that working in the American car manufacturing industry sure seems like it is probably a much rougher place to work right now. I’m always interested in what’s going on in the car biz because once upon a time I almost ended … Read moreWhat Can IT Learn From How Chrysler Makes Cars?
Once upon a time in my career I had a chance to work on a fighter jet program. Talk about your ultimate IT project! During this time I learned a great deal about planes and how they work. I finally realized why during airshows a stunt airplane will often start going very fast and then … Read moreIT Driving Lessons: How To Avoid A Stall
Q: What’s wrong with IT departments today? A: They don’t look or act like any other department in the rest of the company. One glaring example of this rears its ugly head when business users ask for company information and the IT team responds with a discussion about the technology that either interconnects it or … Read moreI.T.I.S. (It’s The Information, Stupid!)
In the past, the IT department was left alone and was only noticed if something stopped working (like email!) However, in the 21st Century IT has become a critical part of how business competes. The problem is that very few firms have figured out how to evolve from treating IT as a simple cost center … Read moreTime To Think About IT In A New Way