Well-known expert on why IT projects fail, CEO of Asuret, a Brookline, MA consultancy that uses specialized tools to measure and detect potential vulnerabilities in projects, programs, and initiatives. Also a popular and prolific blogger, writing the IT Project Failures blog for ZDNet. Frequently quoted by the press on topics related to IT management.
By Michael Krigsman on April 10, 2013
In the most recent episode of CxO Talk, Vala Afshar and I asked Gartner group vice president, Mark P. McDonald, to advise CIOs who face declining IT budgets despite higher overall technology spend in their organization. Mark’s comments shed light on reformulating IT strategy to reflect changing corporate needs and the evolving relationship between the CIO and […]
By Michael Krigsman on April 8, 2013
On CxO Talk this week (episode five), co-host Vala Afshar and I talk with Mark P. McDonald, who is group vice president and a Fellow at research firm, Gartner. The conversation ranges from merely fascinating to fully electric, so I urge you to the watch the entire video. CxO Talk episode five is a powerhouse of information […]
By Michael Krigsman on April 2, 2013
In episode four of CxO Talk, co-host Vala Afshar and I talk with Steve Mann, chief marketing officer (CMO) at LexisNexis, and Phil Komarny, chief information officer (CIO) at Seton Hill University. The discussion includes an insider’s look at the CIO and CMO roles, along with advice for technology vendors selling to senior executives. Steve […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 29, 2013
During conversation with Christian Gheorghe, CEO of startup analytics vendor Tidemark Systems, I raised the issue of competition with established vendors. Tidemark’s product includes a real-time display, called Storylines, which allows ordinary users to interact easily with deep business data; it’s the kind of thing destined to attract competition from the large vendors. Also read: Larry Dignan’s ZDNet article on […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 26, 2013
This week’s episode of CxO Talk, with my co-host Vala Afshar, features top CRM analyst, Paul Greenberg, as our guest. Paul is widely known as the “godfather of CRM” and is a contributor to ZDNet. Here are important topics from the discussion: On Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Microsoft held its annual Convergence conference in New Orleans […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 18, 2013
In this episode of CxO Talk, co-host Vala Afshar and I talk with two brilliant experts who shine a spotlight on analytics, big data, HR, and enterprise software. The conversation is fun (look at the image below), but also brings out an extraordinary level of insight from the guests. CxO Talk is a weekly show that […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 11, 2013
CxO Talk, my new talk show with co-host Vala Afshar, debuted with a conversation on marketing and influence with author and investor Guy Kawasaki. Guy’s most recent book, titled APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, is a practical handbook for self-publishing a book and using social media to get the word out and sell copies. CxO Talk is […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 8, 2013
A new breed of chief marketing officer seeks data-driven answers to tough challenges, such as establishing clear links between marketing spend, activities, and specific business outcomes. To meet these goals, marketers have taken over an increasing slice of the overall budget that enterprises allocate to technology. Not surprisingly, this trend corresponds to the growth of […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 4, 2013
As part of the BusinessNext and (New Media Expo) conference, held this past January in Las Vegas, I asked a couple of interesting and highly accomplished friends — Robert Scoble and Vala Afshar — to discuss the impact of cloud, social, and mobile in the enterprise. Famous blogger, author, and Rackspace executive, Robert Scoble, spends significant time with large […]
By Michael Krigsman on March 1, 2013
Enterprise software vendors talk in pithy, some would say pseudo-sophisticated, language designed to impress prospects, customers, and influencers in the market. Almost all enterprise vendors use terms like the following as symbols to convey broader meaning, despite offering little or no content to the reader: Time to value Continuous innovation Accelerated solutions Big data Mobile first Increase […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 28, 2013
Enterprise software, long a complex domain only of interest to specialists, has become the darling of venture capital investors and start-ups. This post presents context and concludes with advice for CIOs on navigating the changing enterprise software landscape. Enterprise software eats the world (photo credit: Michael Krigsman) To get a sense of growing interest in […]
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By Michael Krigsman on January 21, 2013
We often hear that IT is not aligned with the business, which is a catchall concept loosely meaning that business leaders and IT folks do not understand each other’s goals. Although differences in perspective and goals between these groups do exist, the gaps are difficult to measure, quantify, or even describe precisely. Nonetheless, these differences […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 11, 2013
Following a significant announcement from SAP, here is advice for Chief Information Officers.
By Michael Krigsman on December 26, 2012
Although cloud computing holds the promise of innovation and business transformation, buyers remain focused on cost and are confused over license models.
By Michael Krigsman on November 16, 2012
Cloud, social, and mobile computing have transformed the technology landscape. Here are tips to help you remain relevant in these changing times.