I’m regularly asked about how to get started with big data. My response is always the same: I give them my big data roadmap for success. Most organizations want to jump in a do something ‘cool’ with big data. They want to do a project that brings in new revenue or adds some new / … Read more Big Data Roadmap – A roadmap for success with big data
I’ve been writing about the “New CIO” for almost 5 years and I finally feel like there’s some real change coming to the CIO role and subsequently, to the world of the IT Pro. For example, Dion Hinchcliffe recently outlined his thoughts on The New CIO Mandate. In that post, he describes his ‘Five Elements … Read more The New CIO – Leader first, technologist second
A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar… …except…they aren’t in the same bar. They made plans to meet at Good Time Charlies on Monday. You know – the CMO and CIO are best friends now so its time to go have a few drinks together, right? They agree on a time and … Read more A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar…
This is based on a true story…its long but worth it…I hope. As long as Little Johnny could remember, he wanted to be ‘the boss’. He came from a long line of bosses. His Dad was an important boss. His grandfather was too. In fact, his grandfather was fairly well known in some circles as … Read more The Asshole CIO
If you’re organization is like most, you’ve got a lot of legacy IT systems. Most of those legacy systems require a lot of maintenance. Most of those legacy systems need updates. In addition, you’re organization has a ton of ‘sexy’ projects that need to get done. Projects like integration of social platforms. Collaboration tools. New … Read more Which IT project comes first – Legacy or Sexy?
Over on InfoBOOM yesterday I wrote a post titled The Cloud and The Silo where I discussed one of the current challenge of CIO’s and IT groups today – that of non-IT groups going to the cloud for their IT services/applications. I’ve mentioned the topic before in posts about Shadow IT and the diminishing role … Read more Solving today’s problem; creating more for tomorrow?