The business intelligence insights your organization has in all the data it stores can lead to game-changing opportunities--if your analytics system has the power to uncover them. Traditional data analytics are often maxed out by big data, unable to return results in a timely fashion, resulting in missed business opportunities. Business and marketing leaders can’t execute on new ideas to generate more revenue because IT can’t support their requests to add new data sources to existing queries.
I had the opportunity to sit in on an extemporaneous roundtable discussion at the CIO Perspectives conference in Boston yesterday and listen to some CIOs from small to medium size companies discuss how they could get to the next level.
enjoy the blog, with enriched resources to dig deeper into EA, SOA, CLoud conregence and more specific industry solutions, SOCCI standard via open group is also timely to help both standardize and push cloud architecture forward As far as the Five As list here: architecture, application, availability, alignment and adpotion, I think the last may also be the first -adoption, recognize users first, to understand the business value via EA, and high adoption rate may indicate project's value propostion. thanks
HI, Rick, comprehensive blog about cloud migration, business prepare and walk through consolidation, virtualization, then ready to move to the cloud, here you put into one of four segments: on-ramping, automation, repurposing or migration, either way, it means cloud journey touches data, application, infrastructure, integration, synchronoization, automation., etc are all need be considered accordingly. thanks.
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.