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 15 2014

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Fulltime IT hiring is in; CIOs who can’t manage change are on the way out Quote: What does this mean for CIOs? According to Lane, the most important trait to demonstrate to the business today is that you can manage the enterprise transition from legacy systems to technologies like the cloud and mobile. And if […]

Links for June 1 2014

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On Being Present And Engaged Quote: Catching peoples’ time, capturing their attention is a huge challenge for all of us.  When we finally do, we need to make sure we are totally present and engaged.  If we aren’t it’s a huge missed opportunity, it’s a waste of time on everyone’s part, and getting that next […]

Links for April 13 2014

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Leading IT Through Trust and Ownership Quote: I need my entire IT staff to think “outside / in” by learning about and caring about the lives of our customers. We can do that by walking a mile in their shoes. What is it like to be a call center agent? Spend a day with them […]

IT Transformation – or just remaining agile and ready for change?

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We’ve been living with the “IT Transformation” phrase for quite a while. I remember hearing and reading about how IT groups were ‘transforming’ themselves from what they used to be to what they needed to be in the future. The problem that I’ve found with transformation is that we’re usually too busy ‘transforming’ ourselves and […]

Links for March 23 2014

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Midwest IT Survival » Evolution of Corporate IT and the Future Impact of Cloud Quote: All in all, corporate IT is in constant evolution. The rate of evolution appears on all counts to be accelerating with no signs of any slowdown in the future. Anyone who isn’t prepared to have to constantly re-invent themselves should […]

Helping the Organization

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I just read Tom Catalini’s “Everybody Knows IT, But They Still Need Help” where he wrote: People know IT now. But they also need help. That’s not necessarily obvious to them, because it can be obscured by their comfort level and experience. It’s obvious to you, though, so don’t be afraid to take a leadership […]

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 Nov 24 2013

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Accelerating human invention with all the computers you’ll ever need — Tech News and Analysis Quote: Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe dives deep into the economic and innovative benefits of running massive scientific workloads in the cloud. When researchers aren’t constrained by the systems the can afford, they can ask bigger questions and get better […]

Links for August 18 2013

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Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus | UX Magazine Quote: But who better to take on the product challenges of the future than cream-of-the-crop UX professionals? No one is closer to the intersection of people’s goals and a company’s products than the designers sweating over every detail of the user experience, day in and day out. […]