The historian Charlton Ogburn, once observed, “We tend …to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.”
CIOs that I have talk to are searching for a better way to connecting what “IT is doing to business strategy”. To do this, more and more CIOs say they are putting even more attention upon “line of business alignment”. As a goal, these CIOs want to get their CFO to understand that technology is not a cost center and the rest of the organization to understand that IT is a part of the business too. A major part of this is getting business leaders to understand technology better.
By request a CIO, I am posting a recap of last Thursday's #CIOchat about questions CIO candidates might get asked in a job interview. I urge anyone going into such an interview to peruse the #CIOchat between 2 and 3 p.m. ET on May 8. Also check out the preview I wrote last week.
According to a recent MIT CISR survey, 32% of their board members claim that their company’s revenues will be threaten by digital disruption within the next five years. Clearly, enterprises are responding by hastening the pace for digitizing their front and back office facing business capabilities--the goal being to protect their existing industry “barriers to entry”.
Happy employees lead to happy customers says Marleen Devondel in this article in the Business Value Exchange. As mentioned in this article, there is a direct correlation between employee engagement and positi
It’s no secret that big data offers big value. But enterprises know that to exploit it, they must capture a tremendous volume of data, in myriad forms, and contain it in a database capable of running complex and comprehensive analyses.
Today, costs of scaling traditional systems have grown prohibitive. So the pressure is on to find a new solution. Enter: Hadoop.
Technology has profoundly transformed the world in recent years. In the last decade alone, mobility, cloud, social media and big data have changed the landscape of IT dramatically. One group affected perhaps the most by the ever-changing landscape is the CIO.
There’s a lot of noise out there about DevOps right now—and with good reason. With its goals of removing IT bottlenecks and putting the business back in charge of innovation speed, DevOps focuses on putting new ideas and tools into action faster and more efficiently. The idea of extending “agility” from conception to delivery improves IT’s ability to respond to business needs.
Think about how its principles can yield meaningful results for your business.
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.