Links for Dec 28 2008

This is the last “Sunday Links” post for 2008…hope you find it a good one! Using Information to Develop Productive Relationships by Michael McKinney at Leading Blog 7 Wrong Ways To Outsource Your IT Department by Dr. Jim Anderson at the Business of IT Google, WalMart, and MyBarackObama.com: The Power of the Real Time Enterprise … Read more Links for Dec 28 2008

Cutter on 2009 IT Trends

The Cutter Consortium blog has an interesting post titled “IT Trends and Antitrends for 2009“.   Some interesting items listed…I’ve reproduced the listing of Trends and Anti-Trends below with a brief discussion following. The Trends: Trend 1: Firms will try to remove redundant islands of business process and technology. Trend 2: Data warehouses, vocabularies and ontologies … Read more Cutter on 2009 IT Trends

Mike Schaffner on Web 2.0 & IT

Mike has a great post (that also mentions me…shameless plug?) titled Selling Web 2.0 to IT (also on Forbes here) that expands on a previous post of mine and conversation that Mike & I had. As always, Mike has some great insight…..and really simplified the issue when he writes: At its heart, Web 2.0 requires … Read more Mike Schaffner on Web 2.0 & IT

Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

Web 2.0.  A term that is overused and often misunderstood.  And one that has been touted for years by consultants as the ‘next big thing’ coming to Enterprise IT.  I’ve read many articles and heard tons of people talking about bringing Web 2.0 to the enterprise. But….I’ve seen very little success and it appears that … Read more Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

The Cost of Bad Data

Mike Sebastian, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at SourceCheck….and a great guy to boot, has recently had an article published on InsideARM titled “The Cost of Dirty Data to Accounts Receivable Managers“. I met Mike for a Coke recently and the conversation turned to bad data and what it costs organizations annually.  He told me about … Read more The Cost of Bad Data

Information Technology Leadership & Alignment

If you’re in business today (especially in the Information Technology space), you’ve no doubt heard of the need to ‘align IT to the business’ or something similar…you may have even heard me talk about it (see here and here). The majority of my time in my consulting practice revolves around the idea of alignment and … Read more Information Technology Leadership & Alignment