Competing with Amazon

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I’m a huge fan of Amazon. Over the years, more and more of my purchases have moved to Amazon. I’ve bought books, coffee, electronics, camera equipment and just about everything else you can think of.  They have everything…and they are cheap too.  Plus…..the whole free shipping (with prime membership) and no taxes makes it that […]

Links for May 15 2011

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Making Enterprise Architecture Matter By Martha Heller on CIO.com Quote: The ultimate paradox is this: Architects are as necessary as they are rare. “It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight to find people who can do this role,” says Blanchette. “I don’t envy the people who have to recruit them.” Small Wins and Feeling Good by Teresa […]

The shifting role of the CIO

Challenge your CIOs: fear not always bad

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I just finished watching the video on the Enterprise CIO Forum titled Challenge your CIOs: fear not always bad.   Great video that everyone in IT needs to watch…and every CEO should watch too. My take-aways from the video are: 1.) The CEO really understands that […]

Reinventing IT might mean rethinking the Business

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After my last post on the topic of Reinventing IT, I decided to think about the different aspects of actually reinventing IT and what it might actually look like in the ‘real world’. I’ve talked about this subject before on this blog in posts like The diminishing role of IT and the CIO(?), Building Tomorrow’s […]

Building Tomorrow’s Organization – without today’s IT?

Tomorrow's Organization with today's IT

A few weeks ago I wrote about The diminishing role of IT and the CIO.  That post struck a nerve with quite a few readers so I wanted to expand on the topic.   I thought about a case study of some form or perhaps an interview or two but then I thought…why not do […]

A Plethora of Book Reviews

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I get the occasional request to review a book or two from publishers, PR folks and authors. Normally, I get less than one request a month for reviewing books but over the last month I’ve received quite a few more….five to be exact. Its usually pretty easy for me to read through one additional book […]

The diminishing role of IT and the CIO (?)

The DIminishing role of the CIO

In a previous article titled The Future of IT & the CIO – Redux of the DoDo I pointed to some survey results that should be alarming to most IT professionals and leaders. The survey, titled The Future of IT (pdf download), basically argues that the role of IT will diminish in the future.  The […]

Links for August 15 2010

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The Case for Listening by Rajesh Setty Quote: To be totally effective, you have to be doing something now or increasing your capacity to do something in the future. With that in mind, talking will NOT help in either of them. May be a little bit in the first part – if talking involves getting […]

IT & Marketing – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

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I love peanut butter and jelly.  What a great idea to put those to food items together on a piece of bread. Have you ever thought about how much the information technology and marketing organizations are like a PB&J samich? Yes…I said samich….been wondering how to work it into a post forever. Never worry…I use sandwich […]

Links for August 8 2010

Shadow IT vs. Shadow Marketing By Scott Brinker on Chief Marketing Technologist Quote: IT people work for IT. Marketing people work for marketing. And, as illustrated with the dangers of shadow marketing, marketing technology is now an integral part of marketing’s strategy and execution. The people working on it need to have their focus — […]