2 years, 8 months ago

Startups created as virtual cloud Enterprises today

According to Gartner
“By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Toda…

3 years, 3 months ago

Architecting the shadows

In enterprise-architecture, we’ve long known about the importance of shadow-IT – the place where much of business IT-innovation comes from, yet also presents organisational risks if not managed appropriately. Yet whilst talking with Pierre [I never did catch his surname –

3 years, 3 months ago

Form Follows Function on SPaMCast 399

This week’s episode of Tom Cagley’s Software Process and Measurement (SPaMCast) podcast, number 399, features Tom’s essay “Storytelling: Developing The Big Picture for Agile Efforts”, Kim Pries on deliberate practice, and a Form Follows Function installment on customer-centricity for IT. Tom and I discuss my post “A Meaningful Manifesto for IT”. It seems obvious that […]

3 years, 7 months ago

A Meaningful Manifesto for IT

“Customer-centricity” is one of the biggest tags in the tag cloud to the right. My first post this year was “Is 2016 the Year for Customer-Focused IT?”. It’s a concept that I find vitally important to IT for the simple reason that to the extent that IT is not fit for purpose, it’s a waste […]

3 years, 10 months ago

If You Had a Choice, Would You Buy Your Brand of IT?

People of a certain age might remember the Road Runner cartoons from their childhood. In each episode, Wile E. Coyote suffered numerous accidents attempting to snare the bird using products from Acme, Inc. Aside from the opportunities for a product liability lawsuit, I always wondered why he didn’t just quit buying from them. Sometimes I […]

7 years, 2 months ago

Why the CIO Should Heed Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits

Steven Covey, author of the highly acclaimed management book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” passed away recently. I’m dedicating a post to him because his book and teachings were memorable during my early management training and his simple, but profound principles are particularly timely for CIOs today. When I look back at Covey’s legacy, two overarching themes come to mind: working effectively with others and time management. Both are interrelated and incredibly relevant […]

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