- IT anti-patterns: reverse behavior lessons from Steve Jobs by Peter Kretzman on CTO/CIO Perspectives
Quote: Unfortunately, for every Jobs out there with magical instincts about what will work and a track record to prove it, there are thousands of us lesser souls creating products without such infallible insight into what customers really need.
- Solve Human Problems With Human Solutions by Paul Hebert on I2I – Incentive Intelligence
Quote: Technology is rarely the problem – Humans usually are.
- Has your IT Strategy become obscured by Clouds? by Mark McDonald on the Gartner Blog Network
Quote: If the cloud is the hallmark of your plans for 2012 – 2015 and you cannot talk about how it creates competitive advantage, then fine you have a cloud plan. But know that you need to answer the competitive advantage question if you hope to be strategic, otherwise your IT strategy is lost in the fog, aka clouds at ground level, and you are obscured by the cloud.
- As Business Goes Social, CIOs Sit on Sidelines By Paul Gillin on paulgillin.com
Quote: Now the rules have changed and the new challenge is to drive demand. The information-empowered customer will impact every business at every level. We are in the very early stages of the shift in market conditions from supplier push to customer pull. Understanding the dynamics of these new interactions and organizing businesses around them will be the major business challenge of the next five years