6 Reasons That IT / Business Alignment May Be Impossible To Do

A quick quiz for you: what has been the #1 task on every CIO’s to-do list for the better part of the past 20 years? If you guessed “aligning IT with the rest of the business” then you are correct. This has been an IT goal for the past 20 years? What’s up with that? … Read more6 Reasons That IT / Business Alignment May Be Impossible To Do

It Takes A Strategic Execution Officer To Get Anything Done Around Here

We all dream of the day that we will get the nod to become CIO — finally we will have arrived. Or will we have? Take just a moment and think about all of those major projects that you’ve see during your career that started out with a bang and ended up failing and going … Read moreIt Takes A Strategic Execution Officer To Get Anything Done Around Here

CIOs Need Smart Storage, Not More Storage

With a little luck we can all agree that storage is a boring topic to talk about – I mean when you store something, it’s just sitting there not doing anything. CIOs prefer to talk about data in motion – reporting new sales or opening new markets. However, it turns out that storing data is … Read moreCIOs Need Smart Storage, Not More Storage

4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

Innovation, innovation, innovation – everyone wants it, but nobody seems know know how to get and keep it. CIOs are under a lot of pressure to do more with less these days and being able to nurture an environment of innovation sure would help. The trick is HOW to do this… The Problem With Innovation … Read more4 Innovation Strategies That Actually Work

Hey IT – Forget ITIL, Say Hello To BDIM!

The world of IT is changing once again, are you ready? We have evolved a great deal in the last thirty years and it looks like we’re getting ready to make another great leap forward. This time around we have a name for what’s going to happen and it’s called business-driven IT management (BDIM)! Antão … Read moreHey IT – Forget ITIL, Say Hello To BDIM!

Who Gets To Make Decisions In Your IT Shop?

A recent study of 89 senior IT executives in a wide range of industries was done in order to get the answer to a seemingly simple question: who’s in charge here? In these days of reigned in IT spending, decisions about how much to spend and what to spend it on seem to have migrated … Read moreWho Gets To Make Decisions In Your IT Shop?