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 … Read more

Technology Selection and Cultural Fit

technology selection

Did you know that technology selection is about much more than technology? Yep…its true…..but most people don’t realize it. Many in the IT world love to get asked to be a part of a technology selection project. These types of projects usually provide a learning opportunity for everyone on the team and an chance to … Read more

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 … Read more

IT & Marketing – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

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 … Read more

Embrace your community

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled Open Source, The Enterprise and The Community where I wrote about embracing the community that exists within your organization and in the open source community. In that post, I mentioned the Boy Scouts of America and how their magazine group uses WordPress.com’s VIP hosting platform for Boys’ Life magazine’s Boyslife.org … Read more

Open Source, The Enterprise and The Community

Rackspace has just announced their open source cloud platform, OpenStack in collaboration with NASA. While the open source world has been a viable area for quite some time, there seems to be a lot of talk these days of open-sourcing many things. Google has opened up Android, the Department of Homeland Security has just announced an … Read more