Category: The Vision Thing

Ray Ozzie at Dawn

By admin, October 25, 2010 6:06 pm

I was thinking after his removal as Chief Software Architect at Microsoft last week that it was more like sunset, but his parting memo is titled Dawn of a New Day and I suppose that's a healthy …

Complacency is only comfortable for a while

By admin, September 27, 2010 9:03 am

I linked a couple weeks ago to ZapThink's grand (and slightly delayed) prediction of the demise of the enterprise IT department, with its five "crisis points" leading to that grisly en…

Clinging to our comfort zones

By admin, September 12, 2010 11:26 am

It's a continuing source of amazement to me that in Information Technology, a discipline that practically reinvents itself every five years or so, there are so many professionals who can't g…

Why conventional wisdom always sounds good

By admin, August 26, 2010 1:23 pm

If you're getting the idea from all this cloud/outsourcing/agile jibber-jabber that IT as you knew it is screwed, Vinnie Mirchandani helpfully points out six ways this is happening from the othe…

Unicorns and Business-IT alignment

By admin, June 29, 2010 10:09 am

Joe McKendricks asks (and gets some answers) "Does Business-IT alignment really exist, or just a figment of consultant's imaginations?"

The consensus among the answers seems to be &…

Technology and organizational complexity

By admin, June 22, 2010 9:29 am

Mckinsey has a report out titled "Putting Organizational Complexity in its place" which is not about Information Technology specifically, but may have great applicability to many IT departme…


By admin, May 26, 2010 9:15 am

It strikes me that there is sort of a scale to being a visionary, and there is also much to it that lies within the eye of the beholder. One man's visionary is another's Don Quixote. The pro…

If the CIO is going to disappear, when is that happening exactly?

By admin, May 5, 2010 7:49 am

For nearly three years I've been going on about the dangers that consumerization and outsourcing to the CIO and the IT department without seeing much materialize in the market either in terms of a…

The consumerization of IT has some limits

By admin, April 28, 2010 9:26 am

The consumerization of IT has not gone unnoticed among enterprise vendors, but it's not always clear how they should react to the trend. It's one thing to look at Apple's success penetra…

Consultants and Consulting

By admin, April 21, 2010 8:06 am

Last week I talked about one bastion of the tech industry, the analyst firms; today, we'll hit another, the big consulting firms.

I qualify the consulting firms as "big" because the…

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