Information Technology Strategy

The topic of Information Technology Strategy is one that is near and dear to my heart.  In fact, I’ve harped on this subject a few times (a few posts for your reading please can be found here, here and here and you can find all posts related to the topic with this search). Why is … Read more

Minding the gap between Strategy and Tactics – The New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. I’ve seen many strategic plans for organizations. A few of these plans have sections for Technology Strategy while some don’t mention technology at all.   While these strategic plans are nice … Read more

Technology Selection

The proper selection of technology can make or break an organization and with budgetary constraints becoming more of an issue, there is very little room for failing to pick the best technology. In my career, I’ve noticed that many organizations undertake the technology selection process the same way: Hear about the ˜latest technology” and/or hear … Read more

Information Technology Challenges

I asked the following question on LinkedIn earlier this week and received some very insightful responses: What are the top challenges in IT organization’s today? In reading the various magazines, blogs and websites out there (, etc) on the subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are many many issues facing IT groups today. … Read more

Common Sense and Technology Selection

When did common sense get removed from the corporate technology selection process? For those that don’t know what it is, technology selection is the process by which an organization decides which technology platform (software, hardware, etc) will be used for a particular application and/or piece of the business. For example, selecting an organization’s Content Management … Read more