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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Why Agile is not a methodology to build IT Strategy but software

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Agile http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_management , http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2012/06/01/ge-gets-agile/  is an excellent methodology to ensure project management as we develop software (full stop).

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

M&A failures are tribal not rational!

Over 70% of all M&A activity fails to achieve its original financial expectations and many had in fact diluted shareholder value. But why?

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We all know that the benefits of a successful merger or acquisition may include things like:

  • Broadening of service offerings
  • Expanded market share
  • Increases in capacity
  • Improvements in margin

If the merger goes well then the new entity should be accretive in terms of profit, cost savings and increased revenues, however, over 70% of all M&A activity fails to achieve its original financial expectations and many had in fact diluted shareholder value. But why?


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Who is the biggest threat to the CIO?

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Who is the biggest threat to the CIO?
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Technology, Cloud

Is Student Data Safe on The Cloud?

The truth is both cloud and physical data storage environments can be equally secure or insecure.

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A recent article in the New York Daily News highlights the uproar from New York parents about the state’s decision to partner with inBloom and store student data on the cloud.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Wait, wait! Don't tell me: 7 Tech Trends CIOs Call Overrated

Aren't some of these also the hottest IT trends?

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jdodge

Consumerization of IT and Big Data are interesting selections by InformationWeek editor Chris Murphy, but these choices are grounded in actual feedback from CIOs. Cloud ROI is no surprise because there's been a considerable body of research saying the cloud does not save money. The others are tech panaceas, outsourcing, business-tech misalignment and cloud ease-of-use. 


Business Issues, IT Performance

How to demonstrate transparency to your IT stakeholders

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myles.suer

It has been great sharing COBIT 5 with all of you. There is more for you to learn about including benefits realization, resource optimization, strategy, and risk. But I will stop with stakeholder transparency, because it is a good conclusion to everything I have covered to date. After all, governance, measurement, and management demand effective stakeholder transparency.

The goal for the stakeholder transparency process is to ensure that communication with stakeholders is effective and timely.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Hear ye, all cheap information officers

MIT Sloan School CIO leadership nominations now open

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jdodge

We've heard many variations on what CIO stands for, but here's a new one -- "cheap information officer."

El cheapo is one of several monikers describing MIT Sloan business school's 2013 CIO Leadership Award. Click here for the nomination form. Deadline for submissions is March 31st.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

Same old thinking

If we continue to do the same thing, we will continue to get the same result.

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If we want to change the results we are getting, then we need to look at doing things differently and therefore change the culture.  Organisational culture is made up of people’s experiences, beliefs and actions. People’s experiences lead to their beliefs, their beliefs set out their actions and their actions define the results they achieve.


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Enterprises must go social to know what their customers really want

Is your business at least as social as your customers?

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In the movie, What women want? Mel Gibson’s character gains insight when he gets magical powers to see through the mind of the fairer sex. Enterprises are challenged with a similar need to understand their customers. “Putting yourself in the customer's shoes” is easier said than done. However there are newer avenues to obtain this insight. Today’s customer is not shy about sharing their experience via social media.