Tag Archives: CIO

10 questions you should be asking about IT

I have to admit that I don’t often get excited about IT articles.  But, the recent article titled “The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology” by Paul WIlmott, a director in McKinsey’s London office, had me at “Hello!” Now, granted, part of why I got so excited is because what Mr. Willmott writes is […]

Integrating IT

There is change in the air, and it’s not just spring time allergies.  Clients, prospects, and colleagues are all talking about technology again.  I have a theory about what is going on. Post Nicholas Karr’s famous diatribe, “Does IT Matter?” (Answer: Not really) executives across the spectrum of company size relegated IT to “plumbing” and […]

It’s the Technology, Stupid!

Just as the words of President Clinton still echo their fundamental truth in our country’s politics, I submit a new rallying cry to corporate America: “It’s the Technology, Stupid!” Consider this: In January of this year, Hugo Sarrazin and Andy West wrote in McKinsey Quarterly an insightful paper on “Understanding the strategic value of IT […]

Managing Complexity

Since 2004 IBM has been tracking through surveys the top (external) factors that contribute to a company’s management challenges. (You can download the survey here: http://www.ibm.com/services/us/ceo/ceostudy2010/) Consistently on top was “Market Factors” but significantly, its importance in the ranking has been waning.  In 2004, for example, it was ranked number #1 with 84% of respondents.  […]