2 months, 17 days ago

Why You Are Getting Disrupted

The overriding theme of every disruption story I’ve ever heard is that firms thought they had more time than they did. So, I’ve been pondering the why. We can see disruption happening all around us, but why is it so difficult to get out in front of it?…

3 years, 1 month ago

One Simple Solution to Unite the CIO and CMO

Why can’t CIOs and CMOs just get along? Based on my experience, there is one primary reason why their relationship is adversarial: the CIO and CMO can’t agree on who is responsible for what, so they are perpetually trampling on each other’s toes. Our 2014 Digital IQ study identified a strong CIO-CMO partnership as one of the five critical behaviors to maximizing the value from digital technology investments. The majority (70%) of top performers in our […]

3 years, 4 months ago

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

Guest post by Tim Mattix It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods.  The linear waterfall model and its sequential design process run counter to the reality that customers often don’t know exactly what they want up-front; rather, they tend to fine-tune their requirements through ongoing two-way interactions during the life cycle of the project. On the other hand, the evolutionary development approach inherent in agile gives designers […]

3 years, 4 months ago

Culture of Zero Initiative

This excellent clip explains how negativity kills initiative and embeds a culture of no initiative in teams, organisations and even in families. A culture where everyone is afraid to be creative and try new ideas. The motto becomes – try … Continue reading

Categories CIO
3 years, 4 months ago

The CIO’s Role in the Internet of Things

In our soon-to-be-released Digital IQ survey of over 1,400 business and technology executives, 20% of respondents say they plan to invest in sensors. We feel confident in predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Everything will finally begin to take off this year, as futurists have forecasted for years. What remains to be seen is whether or not CIOs will win their rightful place in product design planning and the development […]

3 years, 8 months ago

Link: CEOs look toward disruptive technology more than CMOs & CIOs

I have to wonder if these CIOs are leery of backlash days (all in for alignment) when thinking tech-first, so don’t dare cite tech disruption over market factors:

“…now two years in a row, CEOs rank technology factors as the most important external force shaping the future of their enterprises. That’s ahead of market factors, macro-economic factors, people skills, regulatory concerns, and so on. And it’s up from being the 6th most significant concern to them back in 2004.”

“…What’s interesting in IBM’s report is that CEOs rank such threats and opportunities from technology higher than CIOs and CMOs”

Source: chiefmartec.com referring to recent IBM study: Customer Activated Enterprise
via Diigo

3 years, 8 months ago

All I ask is to consider the impossible …

I was reading early this morning and ran across this quote from Henry Ford: “I am looking for a lot of men [and women] who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” It struck me that this nicely captures many of the conversations that we have around Phase One and the thought pattern that I would like to see happening more often around town.  There is […]

3 years, 9 months ago

2 Imperatives for the Digital CIO

It’s been an exciting few years of football for my alma matter Texas A&M.  With the introduction of a new head coach came a new offensive scheme, known as the Air Raid, which is a type of spread offense noted for using many creative formations with receivers and different players in the backfield, short and long passes and a quick tempo.  Combined with a very quick and athletic quarterback, this is a very difficult offense […]

3 years, 9 months ago

New Challenge for IT Outsourcing

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