Category Archives: IT strategy

A Quack Process: How to Keep Those Ducks in a Row

An actual photo of “The Alphabet Committee” There’s a new process being implemented at my company (or rolled out or deployed) – whichever term you fancy. It’s new, novel, innovative…dare I say ground-breaking. Careers will flourish. Ceilings will be raised. … Continue reading

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Post “SuperStorm” Sandy Thoughts, “Genius” and an AWOLNATION Review – All Seamlessly and Cleverly Tied Together By Excellent Writing

If you stick around to read the full post, I want to claim with full transparency that I’m leaving it open to interpretation as to whether the last line is a dig at Mayor Bloomberg *whistles and looks up and … Continue reading

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Driving Innovation…(wait, where are we taking it???)

Everyone won’t stop talking about innovation. What is it? Can we “be” it? Can we do it? Can we do it faster (even though we don’t even know if we can do it yet)? Can we do it with partners … Continue reading

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(Not) Winning

My company’s IT group spends more time trying to get out of its own way. It makes me wonder how many other large companies are in the same boat. Is it a function of size, of the industry I’m in…of … Continue reading

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Persistent IT Vendor Outsourcing and the Demoralized Technical Workforce

I just realized why I’m so unhappy at work. I’ve been working on IT solutions for the past 4 years that are “foundational” meaning nothing innovative, nothing groundbreaking – just projects that have the purpose of being a backbone for … Continue reading

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