Links for May 15 2011

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 […]

Should the CIO lead marketing?

I read an article over on CIOZone.com titled Should the CIO Head Up the Marketing Dept As Well? that left me speechless (for a minute at least). Initially, I wanted to believe the author was asking whether the CIO should head up marketing technology, but I  don’t think that’s what the author was asking. I […]

Links for May 1 2011

Why does the sun never set on legacy applications? by Jim Harris on OCDQ – Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality (OCDQ) Quote: The simple reason most legacy applications do not go gentle into that good night, but instead rage against the dying of their light, is that some users continue using some of the functionality provided by the […]

A story of a CIO, IT and Marketing

I heard a pretty good story recently.  It goes something like this: A new CIO joins the company. He’s not completely new to the organization but he is new to the role and a new employee. Previously, he’d been running a couple of projects for an outsourced ‘partner’ within the organization and had ingratiated himself […]

Links for April 17 2011

Because You Matter by Danny Brown on Social Media Marketing Blog Quote: We spend so much time wondering how we can be like someone else. How we can have that person’s success. But you know what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with who you are. Right here. Right now. What High-Performing Companies Track by Skip […]

I own the technology, you own the content

“I own the technology, you own the content” Those eight words are shared every single day between an IT professional and a Marketing professional. Some conversation occurs and the CIO tells the CMO “I own the technology, you own the content”. What the CIO means is fairly simple..and understandable too. The IT group ‘owns’ the […]

Sitecore or Sharepoint – which is the better CMS platform?

I’ve been talking to quite a few folks recently about Sharepoint 2010 to get feedback and insight into the product’s current acceptance and usage rate. One key area that interests me is around content management and content management systems. I’ve worked with a lot of them in the past and my two favorites right now […]

Links for March 20 2011

Three Questions that Will Kill Innovation – Tony Golsby-Smith – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review Quote: …innovation runs counter to so many of the standard tests and processes that make businesses (and executives) successful. It’s hard to accept that innovation requires exploring unknown territory via a winding road — you cannot see around the […]

What’s the difference between a CIO and CMO?

Some smart-ass (like me) will probably say “1 letter”….but let’s dive into that question a little more deeply. Last week, in an article titled “CIO’s vs. CMO’s – what’s the real problem?“, I shared the following 2010 goals/projects that CIO’s and CMO’s are reportedly working on.   In that article I also promised a discussion of […]

The Relationship between the CIO & CMO?

CIO.com has an article titled “CMOs and CIOs: Can This Relationship Be Saved?” where they discuss surveys results released by the CMO Council and Accenture. The CIO and the CMO are two of the most important positions in today’s organizations and should be working extremely closely…but these survey results show that to not be the case […]