10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals

Are you looking to improve your IT skills? Are you a business leader looking to make your IT organization more effective? If so, take a look at Simon Stapleton’s eBook titled “The 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals.” What are the 10 Habits?  Glad you asked.  They are: Openly Share Knowledge Coach Others Learn … Read more 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals

Links for Feb 8 2009

Inspiration Without Action is Wasted Time by C.C. Chapman on Reality Bitchslap IT Doesn’t Have To Be Annoying by Mike Schaffner on Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms How to Translate Vendor Talk into Plain English by Jeremiah Owyang on Web Strategy by Jeremiah The Goal is the Interaction by Chris Brogan on ChrisBrogan.com Rebuilding Trust: … Read more Links for Feb 8 2009

Taking advantage of a Crisis

The Business of IT Blog has an article titled “3 Secrets That Oil Companies Use To Run A Great IT Department” that has some interesting insight from Sunoco‘s head of IT, Peter Whatnell.  According to the article, Whatnell stresses that we need to make sure that we don’t “…waste a good crisis.” What he means … Read more Taking advantage of a Crisis

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 Marketing IT

Mike Schaffner posted two great blog posts about Marketing IT….or rather the Un-Marketing of IT. Mike starts the topic with this comment (which I wholeheartedly agree with): IT seems to be the only area of an organization that I can think of that actively discourages people from using its “product” even if they use it … Read more Mike Schaffner on Marketing IT

Currently Reading: Does IT Matter?

I found this book last weekend at the local Half-Price Books and thought I’d give it a read. This well known book, and its author Nicholas Carr, has been at the center of a debate in the IT academic world for some time and I figure I should peruse it to see what the hubbub … Read more Currently Reading: Does IT Matter?