Which IT project comes first – Legacy or Sexy?

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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

Solving today’s problem; creating more for tomorrow?

fixing problems?

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

Time for IT to Evolve

It is time for IT to change

Mark McDonald over on Gartner’s blog network wrote a great piece this week titled Everything is up for grabs, making it a great time to be in IT. In the post, Mark argues that everything in the world of IT is up for grabs and things are changing. In it, he argues these key points: … Read more

On Change

I’ve been reading Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (amazon affiliate link).   If you haven’t read the book…check it out…some good insight into why people change…and why they don’t. The basic premise of the book is that most change efforts fail. Change efforts don’t fail just … Read more

Links for October 31 2010

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The Consumerization of IT By Zack Urlocker on GigaOm Quote: In a recent presentation, Lew Cirne, CEO of application performance management vendor New Relic (it’s an anagram), revealed the company now has 5,000 customers and just one sales rep. That’s astonishing. Cirne points out that there’s a new class of customers for whom “there is … Read more

Complexity & IT

Complexity & IT

Ray Ozzie is leaving Microsoft. After it was announced that he was leaving, he published a memo on his blog. The memo, titled Dawn of  a New Day,  is an excellent read. In fact, I’m in awe of people who can write like Mr. Ozzie can. While reading through the memo (yes…I read the whole … Read more