- When will enterprise architecture really make a difference?
- IT filled with teams “preserving knowledge” is doing it wrong
- Top level metrics for the business to direct IT
- “If an experiment is sweet, you go ahead and do it” doesn’t belong in business
- If the IT you have didn’t exist, what would you put in its place?
Monthly Archives: June 2012
In previous posts, I have talked about the notion that some of the IT portfolio provides services that are common to any organization, regardless of its nature, and that some of the portfolio provides services that are part of what … Continue reading
“Total Cost of Ownership” models date back to the early 1990s. They are a useful tool to compare stacks (hardware + operating system + middleware + packages + skill demand) when making choices between deploying one or another of these. … Continue reading
For too long, enterprises have tried to do “IT on the cheap”. By that, I don’t mean that they don’t spend a lot of money on it. I’m also not someone who thinks the amount your should spend is formulaic: … Continue reading
There are two different kinds of need for information technology in the typical enterprise. Unfortunately, most of us have implemented three kinds — and that is the source of more value destruction than any other thing we do in IT. … Continue reading
It has been said of IT organizations that, in the past decade, they have suffered from process myopia. Partly this is due to the transition of IT provisioning from a fundamentally “build” model to a “package implementation” model: package vendors … Continue reading
Business continuity plans continue to often be domiciled in the IT organization. They also continue, far too often, to focus around the “critical systems”. What this boils down to, of course, is money. Which business areas think it’s worth taking … Continue reading
One of the key tasks of the Governance Board is to ensure that appropriate policies for the IT Value Chain are put into effect — and used. These are designed to ensure a steady flow of value-enhancing ideas into the … Continue reading
For many IT organizations, understanding their cost to perform any particular service remains an unknown. This is because their fundamental unit to think about costs is the budget for a department, not the unit cost of doing something. As a … Continue reading
Governance Boards have established themselves, even this early in their creation, as a vehicle that keeps the various parts of the enterprise making decisions with an enterprise-wide perspective about IT investment. One of the key reasons this is so is … Continue reading