“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is the latest watchword in corporate IT. For mid-sized companies and organizations, how should we think about mobile Apps? Are we ready to embrace them?
When you ask for advice from an IT specialist, often the response is too technical, too closely tied to a commercial product, or simply off the mark because the underlying problems are management problems. Who can you turn to for useful and practical advice?
Cloud-based services are transforming business IT in major ways. What does this mean for structure and mission of the enterprise’s IT department? Is there anything left that can’t be done by the cloud and by cloud service vendors?
What makes software insecure? What vulnerabilities are there in software? Why are they always discovering new holes & vulnerabilities in our software and systems? Doesn’t testing take care of these problems? What’s an enterprise to do about insecure software?
Executives seem to agree that IT people – technicians and their leaders – do not understand the business very well. This causes all sorts of trouble when making financial decisions on major IT projects. Why don’t IT people “get” the business?
Maybe there’s something you can do about this.
IT projects often don’t get done. Not just done late, but not done at all. Industry statistics show that over 50% of major IT projects are not regarded as successful. They get abandoned because they’re too late or because they’re so far over budget that the sponsors give up. Many more deliver something, but not […]
“Now more than ever, IT must invest the time to understand specific business goals and translate IT metrics to reflect an impact against these business goals. Often there is a gap between what IT reports and what is of interest to the business.” — An Introductory Overview of ITIL V3, itSMF, 2007, p. 38 There’s […]