Links for July 13 2014

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Innovators overcome the can’ts Quote: Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough.  Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.  Because while the innovation team […]

Links for June 8 2014

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A social media contrarian speaks out on the limited value of tweet analytics Quote: Tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use, so we have that. Where there’s a shortage is of people who are good at analyzing the data. One of the things I’ve championed for is that the consumer insights/market research folks […]

Links for Sunday May 25 2014

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The new CIO challenge: Assembling the right combo of human and machine smarts Quote: Business peers are tech savvy, customers are plugged into your business like never before and digital disruptors are everywhere. Being a successful CIO in the digital enterprise is not about separating from your peers and customers, conference organizers said — it’s […]

Links for April 27 2014

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Shadow IT: Far Bigger, Less Manageable And More Important Than You Think Quote: Even when lines of business initiate technology purchases, it is increasingly including IT. So for the CIO worried about Shadow IT and the developers that foster it, don’t. Even with the rise of DevOps, those developers more often than not are happy […]

Links for March 9 2014

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Three Steps to Improving Business-IT Alignment Quote: Whether we call it business-IT alignment or not, the desired state for a CIO is to be respected and valued for his or her knowledge and ability to contribute to meeting organizational goals. We want our peers to know that we understand their challenges and have ideas about […]

Links for Dec 1 2013

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Innovate on Purpose: Why corporate innovation is so difficult Quote: So tip your hat to the corporate innovator. She’s got to overcome a significant amount of inertia and risk, convince an executive team of the need for innovation, then fight to keep the scope of the project as large and as disruptive as possible. She’s […]

Links for Oct 20 2013

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The Secret of Good IT Communications Quote: To be brief is to be selective. Choosing only the most important details is crucial. There should be just a few. Arranged carefully in your email, presentation, or pitch, they should support the story you’re trying to tell. Because you’re always telling a story, that’s how we communicate […]

The Cloud – more than a technology

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The cloud is quite hyped these days – and rightfully so. The cloud brings quite a bit of productivity and cost savings to organizations as well as a plethora of options for new technology and platforms. What many organizations (and people) don’t understand is that the cloud is more than a technology platform. Not only […]

CIO 100 Awards – On Disrupting IT

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In August, I attended the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards in Colorado Springs, CO.I was lucky enough to get an invite to the event and jumped at the chance to go. The event’s ‘tagline’ was “Thriving in an Age of Disruptive Innovation”, which fits the IT world perfectly these days I think. Forrester’s James McQuivey […]

Links for July 21 2013

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Creating an Open, Transparent Organization through Social | Enterprise Social Software Blog | Socialtext Quote: Not only can social break down the walls between departments, but a social solution can help break down the hierarchies too. Turning one-way communication into meaningful discussions between executives and employees isn’t a quick change Cloud: The Testing Ground for […]