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

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

Culture of Failure?

Do you know Hutch Carpenter?  You should.  He write’s some awesome stuff over at I’m Not Actually a Geek. Hutch recently wrote a post titled “Apple iPad and Google Buzz: Harsh Reality of Innovation” where he argues (successfully I think) that you’ve got to be OK with failure to really be innovative. In the article … Read more

CIO Bad Habits – Still valid 7 years later

I recently stumbled across an article on TechRepublic titled “The seven habits of wildly unsuccessful CIOs” written by Karen Ann Kidd in 2003. The article is an interested read and provides seven things a CIO or CTO can do to ensure they are unsuccessful. These seven habits are: 1. Acquire technology simply because it’s new … Read more

I hate consultants

“I hate consultants.” When I heard those words spill out of my lunch companion’s mouth as soon as we sat down, I knew it would be a long lunch meeting. Some background When I was an independent consultant I spent a lot of time in business development mode.  Lots of time going to networking events … Read more