Did you ever run into a cranky IT manager? Whew, I have. They were cranky more often than not?
Why? Well for one thing, someone was always trying steal away their employees or usurp what they do. Of course, we couldn't as end users. They controlled everything and liked it that way. Now, that's all changing. Check out the tweet below from the CITE Conference (Consumerization of IT Expo) in San Francisco March 4-6.
Doesn't this go without saying? Or does it have to be said? Methinks the latter? This was a panel discussion or users and consultants. But why should CIOs fit the cloud into their plan? CIOs should demand to be shown not told.
Alas, this passage with show-me specifics from the CIO.com story ably summed up the overall conclusion in the headline.
It would seem to be a simple matter of IT listening closely and regularly to the business - marketing, finance, operations, manufacturing etc. It should be largely a one way conversation - those departments to IT which furiously takes notes and goes back to the proverbial drawing board and comes with technology that responds to those needs.
Since the first of the year, I’ve been giving a presentation on embracing technical trends for organizations – what strategists need to think about to address the needs of their organizations. At the end of the material, I include a summary of takeaway points. Since I haven’t posted anything to this site for a while, I thought I’d share them and see what kind of reaction develops:
This week I was working on a presentation for the ISSIP Service Futures SIG titled: Service Futures and Drivers of Change. Part of the presentation included a discussion of megatrends – the industry independent trends that will shape our lives in the future and their effect on business decision making.
Last month, I attended the MIT CIO Symposium focused on the transformational CIO. At the event I ran into John Dodge (of this site). John said I hadn’t posted much recently so I thought I’d pass along a brief summary of the panels I attended:
I was in a discussion the other day about the state of automation and IT. We started talking using a quadrant chart (much favored by consulting organizations today), that had an axis for data and one for process that looked something like this.
Yesterday, we kicked off a Service Futures SIG within the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), where we plan to focus on issues like this and its effect on organizations and their change management activities. The biggest trends are thoroughly discussed in the trade press, but we're trying to understand these issues earlier and from a more diverse set of perspectives.