There is an interesting discussion taking place on LinkedIn amongst CIOs on how annoying sales calls from technology vendors can be. The fact that this is a significant issue for CIOs tarnishes the reputation of the IT industry. It also creates tension between the IT function and the vendors, which in turn leads to a […]
Monthly Archives: September 2010
What’s more important? This applies whether you are a CIO with c-suite aspirations or a service provider looking to sell big-ticket. Logic says relevance. Heart says intimacy. Intimacy without relevance throws up a value question mark. Relevance without intimacy suggests trust has yet to be established. So both are needed. But if I had to […]
It seems obvious that the smart application of new technologies coupled with intelligent talent management would create unbeatable organisations. The problem lies with the smart and intelligent bits. We have to ask ourselves what is causing IT and HR departments to under perform. Business and society need to know.
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Some organisations are so set in their ways that their offices and corridors are structurally identical to the company organogram. Their command and control structures are literally reinforced with bricks and mortar. And so too their IT infrastructure. Such arthritic organisations are unlikely to flex with the market and thus their sustainability is in question. […]
After several cancellations on the CEO’s part, the CIO finally gets some ‘face time’. The CIO is charged up, excited by what he is about to unleash in the boardroom in respect of new-technology fuelled game-changing innovation. Two minutes into the presentation, the CEO remembers that he had a problem with Outlook and stops the […]