Outsourcing arrangements are now sufficiently common that their relative strengths and weaknesses are fairly well understood. The model of outsourcing has also evolved over the years and is now accelerating down the most exciting path ever. In outsourcing version 1 the model developed around the transfer of asset management to the sourcing provider who committed “we’ll run your mess for less”. Version 2 advanced the sourcing model by transferring asset ownership and control along with personnel to the provider.
I make no apologies I think the classic doodle and the Google’s clean interface are brilliant. And I have developed a taste for the fancy doodles as well as the odd ones. When the doodles started incorporating interactivity it blew my mind.
As long as I am having confessions on doodles, I should also admit to having an office contest for high score on the Pac Man doodle a while ago which you can still play. Time waster – definitely but it was great office fun.
I love to troll
through SlideShare from time to time to check out what's new on topics that interest
me or to find ideas for conveying messages. I also use it to post my own
content for others to use which I link to in my blogging. But I thought it
might be worthwhile to mention it here in case others might be looking for this
type of goldmine.
Somewhere between the CIO roles of tactics where the focus is on running the business and transforming it are numerous opportunities for some good old fashioned blocking and tackling. These are the fundamentals of solving today’s challenges and opportunities with simple and proven solutions. I am reminded of this by conversations with some CIO’s yesterday and today. One related to records retention and one on contract management software.