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By Michael Krigsman on April 3, 2014
A new study from strategy consulting firm, McKinsey, shows “growing dissatisfaction” with IT performance, from both business users and within the ranks of IT itself. The study notes that almost one-third of IT respondents believe replacing their own leadership should be a top priority to improve IT performance. This data signals a growing crisis, in which […]
By Michael Krigsman on February 28, 2014
Everyone knows I am a strong advocate of Chief Information Officers. It’s a tough job fraught with pressure from management that demands simultaneous cost cutting and innovation along with increasingly sophisticated business requirements for technology-enabled transformation. Despite these challenges and many more, there are great CIOs using technology to drive significant and meaningful business improvements. […]
By Scott Bils on February 11, 2014
The conventional wisdom is that 2014 is that year that enterprise IT finally “rolls up the sleeves” and gets serious about cloud adoption. But what does this really mean? Basically we’re seeing the era of cloud pilots and proof-of-concepts in the enterprise drawing to close, especially around IaaS and to a certain extent PaaS. CIOs […]
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts, General, Infrastructure, Marketing, Technology | Tagged Amazon Web Services, aws, CIO, cloud, cloud computing, devops, iaas, paas, salesforce.com | 2 Responses
By Jason M. Lemkin on October 30, 2013
Recently Erick Schonfeld was kind enough to invite me to the DEMO conference to both serve as an Enterprise panel judge, and also to join a panel with 3 esteemed CIOs on how to Sell to Enterprise CIOs. I was the Start-Up Guy on the Panel. You can see the whole session below, with the […]
By Scott Bils on September 23, 2013
The service catalog hasn’t exactly been one of the hotter topics in enterprise IT. Introduced as a IT service management best practice with ITIL v3, the general idea is that IT should provide a central list of services, SLAs, and prices along with service request processes. Users go to the service catalog, pick what they […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 16, 2013
Today’s business users expect instant access to all work-related services and data from their personal mobile devices, challenging IT to re-think long-held ideas about infrastructure, policies, and governance. Because bring-your-own-device (BYOD) reflects massive growth in the consumerization of IT, it has become the battleground on which Chief Information Officers must demonstrate value and relevancy. This […]
By Scott Bils on July 16, 2013
As cloud computing matures and success models emerge, enterprises are now getting serious about using cloud to drive IT transformation. JP Morgan Chase, Toyota, GE and other leading organizations are moving beyond incremental costs savings and are using cloud and next generation platforms to drive innovation, growth and competitive advantage. Unfortunately many CIOs and their […]
Posted in Enterprise, Featured Posts, General, Strategy, Technology, Trends & Concepts | Tagged amazon, CIO, cloud computing, cloudstack, dropbox, enterprise software, eucalyptus, IT transformation, openstack, salesforce.com, Strategy | 5 Responses
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 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 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.
By Michael Krigsman on October 31, 2012
Beware of advisors who lack experience and give you bad advice. Never hesitate to ask consultants, analysts, and other thought leaders the tough questions.
By Michael Krigsman on October 29, 2012
CIO’s face significant challenges regardless of their skill, experience, and ability. Learn how to align with the business to drive innovation and transformation.