Ethics Is SOOO Boring – Until You Are Going To Jail

I don’t know about you, but my eyes start to roll up into my head anytime I see an article with the word “ethics” in its title or if a speaker makes the mistake of saying “… let’s talk about ethics…”. Yeah, yeah I know that this is the wrong attitude and that if I’m … Read moreEthics Is SOOO Boring – Until You Are Going To Jail

A Geek’s Guide To The Financial Melt-Down

Man – what a mess! I’m almost afraid to unwrap the paper each morning because the font size of the headlines seems to be getting bigger and bigger as the financial news gets worse and worse. Stock trading firms are going belly up, others are getting bought. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (who are they?) … Read moreA Geek’s Guide To The Financial Melt-Down

Wicked Ways Of Managing Wicked IT Problems

Wicked IT problems can frustrate even the best of us – by their very nature, wicked IT problems have no solution (that’s why we call them “wicked” and not just “hard”). As we talked about last time, although you may not have the tools to solve these types of problems, you do have the tools … Read moreWicked Ways Of Managing Wicked IT Problems

Managing Wicked IT Problems

So we’ve chatted about Wicked IT Strategy problems – these are the ones that you really can’t solve. Given that, you’ve got a couple of different things that you can do. The easiest is to throw your arms up in the air, say “this can’t be solved”, and then work very hard at getting promoted … Read moreManaging Wicked IT Problems

Here’s What’s Really Wrong With IT And How To Fix It

No holding back this time, I’m just going to let it all come out. I just got done reading my 1,000th article on how to improve an IT department and it was as worthless as most of the others that I’ve read. For way too long I’ve been listening to gurus, consultants, and other so-called … Read moreHere’s What’s Really Wrong With IT And How To Fix It

Breakthrough IT Strategy: Take A New “Path” To Success

Businesses today spent roughly 5% of their gross revenue on IT and end up with very little to show for it. A couple of very bright guys over at the Harvard Business School (David Upton and Bradley Staats) have come up with a new approach to Enterprise IT Projects. They started their research from Eric … Read moreBreakthrough IT Strategy: Take A New “Path” To Success

From Plumber To Partner: How IT Can Become Part Of A Company’s Success

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 moreFrom Plumber To Partner: How IT Can Become Part Of A Company’s Success