The following is excerpted from Chapter 1 of the Enterprise 20/20 ebook hosted by HP. The eBook will feature a series of chapters discussing what the enterprise will look like in 2020. Chapter 1, from which this is excerpted, is entitled. "CIO 20/20."
HI, jamal, interesting blog to scrach the "surface", just hopefully Apple's "I" -not really only means ego, it's about "can do" spirit, same wisj to Microsft's Surface, hopefully it goes beyond the surface, capture some insight, still, alternative choice of technology need go hand to hand with diversified talent, to push the world forward. thanks.
Hi, John, thanks for sharing, such alliance is about optimizing the whole customer life cycle experience, and continue the digital transformation, when experiement is going more smooth, more consumer-centric businesses and industries may follow through, but surely there're some bumps and learning curves during the journey. thanks.
We all agree that cloud computing can be cheaper than purchasing your own hardware and software and maintaining your own servers. But, when it comes to cloud computing, one of the questions we need to be concerned with is what the real costs are?
Why does strategic planning fail? I hope the assertion that strategic planning does fail is not a surprise to anyone since it would perpetuate another fallacy of planning. The Harvard Business Review puts the ROI of traditional planning at 34% or less. In fact according to several surveys of top executives only 19% of strategic plans achieve their objectives.
Ten days have passed since the announcement of the Datatel and SunGard deal. Although the updates from both companies have stopped, the speculation, conjecture, and hyperbole from the industry and customer communities have not. Even if we had a crystal ball it probably wouldn’t help us see with any certainty what the future holds 12 or 18 months from now let alone beyond that.
Look at any US college website and you find the usual set of icons to connect, share or follow in social media. Facebook and Twitter are the obligatory links with LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr almost as common along with one or more RSS feeds. This is no different for the average company or non-profit.
The Fallacy of Planning says we are terrible at planning how long something will take and how much it will cost. Restated another way, the planning fallacy is people’s tendency to underestimate what it will take to get something done. The phenomenon of the planning fallacy ought not be a big surprise to any CIO or project management professional given the attention it has received over the years. What may be a surprise though is the pervasiveness of the fallacy of planning in our organizations and the cumulative impact it has on IT and the CIO’s reputation for delivering results.
Early August is often the calm before the storm for campus IT departments. Summer sessions are wrapping up and there are about 30 days until the fall term begins. Like many CIO’s, your project management system reflects ambitious project schedules for the summer to take advantage of everyone being away and the availability of funds from your new budget. It is during this time of year project management controls often get relaxed causing unnecessary project delays on the critical path to preparing for fall classes.