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 July 14, 2014
A few years ago, Gartner analysts predicted, “by 2017, the CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO.” As you can see from the opening slide on their presentation (registration required) about the topic, Gartner trumpeted this prediction loudly: Although Gartner phrased its prediction to gain attention, the detailed explanatory presentation offers vague and rather inconclusive data to support the core […]
By Michael Krigsman on June 25, 2014
Many innovative enterprises are evaluating how to take advantage of opportunities created by cloud, social, mobile, and data with analytics. The implications go far beyond technology into core activities related to business model, corporate culture, and interactions with customers. Many companies making these changes undertake shifts in organizational priorities, goals, and technology platforms. Taken as […]
By Michael Krigsman on May 20, 2014
The days of pure infrastructure IT, in which the CIO is responsible for little more than feeds and speeds, are ending. The path of modern CIO success requires meeting expectations from the business while reducing costs and finding ways to drive innovation. Because these goals can be mutually exclusive, accomplishing all three together is a significant CIO challenge. During a CxOTalk conversation […]
By Michael Krigsman on May 7, 2014
Historically, ERP software has been uninteresting and stodgy, the playground of a few dominant on-premise players. Today, a variety of innovative vendors have taken hold in this market, pushing ERP into the cloud while attempting to pull business away from large companies like SAP and Oracle. Some examples among many: FinancialForce announced a $50 million investment […]
By Michael Krigsman on April 28, 2014
Located in a prominent position on the wall of Infor’s New York headquarters, is a large graphic that says, “No Fugly Software.” It is a summary statement of the company’s ongoing effort to define a unique cultural identity that links design to improved outcomes and experiences for customers. Infor is a sleeping giant among enterprise […]
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 Michael Krigsman on February 19, 2014
A special edition of CxOTalk (episode 44) brings together three top analysts to discuss why enterprise software is so uninspired and how to fix the problem. The conversation is fun, exciting, and completely engaging.
By Michael Krigsman on February 3, 2014
Workday is among the most high-profile examples of a new breed of enterprise software, based completely in the cloud. Started by Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, who led PeopleSoft prior to the acquisition by Oracle, Workday is now a public company. As part of the CxOTalk series of conversations with innovators, we spoke with Workday’s Chief Technology Officer, Stan […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 30, 2014
Many enterprise software startups view success as a simple equation: build a great product and the world will line up to buy. There are two problems with this logic. First, it assumes that great product always drives great success; and second, this thinking leads to feature-oriented, rather than customer-centric, decisions. The tendency to focus on features […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 27, 2014
The relationship between IT and marketing is symbolic of larger changes taking place in enterprise technology. The proliferation of sophisticated end-user software, often based in the cloud, has created deep technology expertise in functional areas such as marketing. I asked the Chief Marketing Officer of LexisNexis, Steve Mann, for a snapshot of marketing innovation that intersects […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 24, 2014
New research from Gartner and CIO Magazine describe the shift from infrastructure to digital transformation. But, not all organizations are ready to change.
By Michael Krigsman on January 13, 2014
Three of the most innovative CIOs in government suggest ways to improve federal, state, and local information technology.
By Michael Krigsman on December 17, 2013
After years of languishing in the backwaters of unsexy boredom, enterprise software has become sexy. This change reflects growing expectations among business users that software should be easy to deploy and consume. With $7 billion of VC money going to enterprise startups in 2013, it’s clear that enterprise software is now the darling of just […]
By Michael Krigsman on December 9, 2013
Every week, CxOTalk brings together prominent executives, authors, and analysts to discuss innovation in enterprise business and technology. Conducted live and unscripted on open video, CxOTalk offers a rich source of thought leadership from the most innovative practitioners and thinkers in the world. The show adopts an informal style to humanize top enterprise leaders and […]