A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon talking to the CEO of a mid-sized services company. He’s interested in ‘big data’ and is interviewing consultants / companies to help his organization ‘take advantage of their data’. In preparation for this meeting, I had spent the previous weeks talking to various managers throughout the company … Read more Data and Culture go hand in hand
Jim Harris just wrote a nice piece titled “It’s not about being Data Driven” over on his wonderful Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality Blog. If you don’t have Jim’s blog on your radar, you should…he does great work over there. In this recent post, Jim writes about the difference between being ‘data-driven’ and using data to make … Read more Note to Self – Don’t say “Data Driven” Anymore
This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Focus. Such a small word but with huge meaning. In the world of photography, focus can mean the difference between creating a timeless photograph or an out of focus snapshot. As a baseball player, focus is the difference between striking out and getting on base for the batter…and … Read more The power of focus (after you find something to focus on)
I received a copy of Humanize from the authors. I don’t recall there being a request for me to review the book…but I feel obligated to do so…especially since it is one of the best books on ‘social’ and ‘business’ that I’ve read. The full title of this book is Humanize – How people-centric organizations … Read more Book Review: Humanize
I’ve been reading a lot lately about the ‘love affair’ between Chief Information Officer’s and Chief Marketing Officer’s around the world. I think this is a good thing…as long as this is ‘true love’ and not just infatuation between two groups that are starting to have to work closer together to get things done. As … Read more The CIO and CMO – true love….or puppy love?
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?