The One Word for Digital Success: Governance (Pt. 2)

Is your organization agile enough to survive, let alone thrive, in the digital era? Maybe more importantly, are your business leaders really ready to operate in today’s technology environment? Andy Rowsell-Jones is an analyst at Gartner: “The danger is, you’re training a whole generation of business managers to go back and think like we’re in … Continued

The One Word for Digital Success: Governance

Does IT get a bum rap? There’s a widespread perception that most IT projects fail. Gartner analyst Andy Rowsell-Jones says that rather than what you do, it might come down to who you know: “Who’s in this with you? You’re going to need some friends. You’re going to need some top cover. You’re going to … Continued

The Hidden DNA of Four Tech Giants

What separates Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google from the rest of the field? L2 founder and author Scott Galloway says it might be giving them a disadvantaged benefit of the doubt: “We now worship at the Altar of Innovation as opposed to character and kindness. And we have to remember that these companies, they have … Continued

The Critical Importance of Digital Design — Pt. 3

CIOs, if you have designs on a greater role in your enterprise, then you need to focus on digital design. And that means focusing on Digital Humanism. Brian Prentice is an analyst at Gartner: “Digital Humanism is not very complicated. All we’re saying here is that it’s a different way to perceive the value of technology. … Continued

The Critical Importance of Digital Design — Pt. 2

If digital design is so critical to successful digital transformation, why are more IT leaders not embracing it? Brian Prentice is an analyst at Gartner: “You can’t go to an established IT organization, with the existing staff doing the existing activities within the existing process, and say, ‘Hey, everybody, ding ding ding, we’re now going … Continued

The Critical Importance of Digital Design — Part 1

Today’s enterprise seems to be an arena of competing design concepts – you have user experience design, customer experience design and so on. But really there should be only one design. Brian Prentice is a Gartner analyst: “When we say digital design, we are talking about a design process finding and solving problems for people, … Continued

Sizing Up IT: Midsize Enterprises in Spotlight

Too often, midsize enterprises are viewed as having the same challenges as larger enterprises, just in smaller proportions. But Gartner analyst Neil Wynne says, not so fast. “The reality is that midsize enterprises have an entirely different economic, cultural and managerial environment. They are unique, and not just scaled-down versions of large enterprises. So it’s … Continued

I&O, Stop Managing & Start Leading

Here’s a challenge for you and your I&O teams, it’s time to stop being IT managers and step up to be enterprise leaders. Mike Chuba is a research vice president at Gartner:   “I think the notion that most I&O leaders have worked under is this idea aligning with the business. But when you talk … Continued

Blurred Threats: A Conversation with Ex-NATO Commander James Stavridis

He battled ISIS, the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, but what really worries Retired U.S. Admiral James Stavridis are the threats that concern you most. “When I was the Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, people would say to me, ‘Admiral, well, what really keeps you awake at night? Is it Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, piracy … Continued

Box CIO Paul Chapman: How to Go Digital

As we resume our conversation with Box CIO Paul Chapman, we need to grasp today’s overriding business lesson: Go digital or go home. “Since the Year 2000, I think we’ve seen over 50 percent of the Fortune 500 disappear. And if you do the math, that actually equates to more than one per month has … Continued

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