- 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?
Category Archives: Asset Portfolios
Here’s a thought experiment for you. Suppose you didn’t have any information technology in your workplace? What would you choose to do, with no pre-existing investments getting in the way? Let’s presume, for a moment, that you’re an office-centred business. … Continue reading
IT governance is a noxious task, yet leaving it undone — or asking the Chief Information Officer to bear the load alone — is a recipe for trouble. I have written at length about the Governance Board, and how it … Continue reading
There’s a long running tension in IT between centralisation and decentralisation. Processing more data, after all, simply requires more resources. More storage, more computing power — but the software is (probably) the same. (The “probably” reflects the fact that different … Continue reading
Information Technology groups frustrate the rest of the people in the organisation because they’re not seen as serving their needs. That is a trite statement: the battle between users and technologists is an old one. Still, what could you be … Continue reading
In a comment exchange here a few days back, John DiMarco made some observations about how he’s handling total cost of ownership and operation (TCOO) that made a great deal of sense, so much so that today I want to … Continue reading
There’s a presumption that growth should always be occurring. Vendors count on it; most managers do, too. What if that’s not true? For enterprise IT, that’s in the immediate future. (Take a good hard look at how this year’s “growth” … 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