- All economics is local by Seth Godin
Quote: That’s because geography isn’t as important as it used to be, but more than that, it has to do with the fact that you don’t sell to everyone, and the economy is unevenly distributed
- 4 Steps To Spark Innovation by Andrew Horne on Information Week
Quote: Corporate IT is about to face a surge in demand for innovation, but is it ready? In the first quarter of 2011, 20% of S&P 500 companies reported that their revenue exceeded prerecession peaks. Many more will reach this milestone before the end of 2011. When this happens, the brakes come off capital spending. In fact, that elite 20% grew capital spending up to 65% faster than the rest.
- Cloud CIO: The Two Biggest Lies About Cloud Security by Bernard Golden on CIO.com
Quote: However, framing the cloud security discussion as a “public cloud insecure, private cloud secure” formula indicates an overly simplistic characterization. Put simply there are two big lies (or, more charitably, two fundamental misapprehensions) in this viewpoint, both rooted in the radical changes this new mode of computing forces on security products and practices.
- Why “Finding the Pain” is a bad strategy by Ian Brodie
Quote: So by focusing on aspirations and innovation instead you set yourself ahead of the pack. You’re not easily copied, and you’re not doing work that the client finds difficult to justify paying high fees for because they could probably have done it themselves.
- The CIO job of tomorrow, and who you need to think about hiring now by Linda Tucci on TotalCIO
Quote: Of the three broad components of today’s IT department — app dev and delivery, infrastructure and operations and a project management office — Cecere believes the app dev and delivery functions will shrink the most, as this is the technology area business people are most interested in. They haven’t shown much interest in running or planning IT.
- Mistakes and Failure Are How We Learn by Gini Dietrich on Spin Sucks
Quote: Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.