This Week’s Blogs for Thought:
Bringing together digital, cloud and big data
History is replete with examples where ideas are launched with great fanfare and yet fail while subsequent iterations of very similar ideas are hugely successful. The difference between a failed good idea and a success is often only a matter of a few subtle differences.
It can be argued that at any time there are just a few key trends which define technology support for business transformation and innovation in the industry as a whole.
The Applification of the Enterprise, Part IV: An Example
In Part III of this series, I looked at how increasingly self-reliant employees are no longer tolerating many behind-the-times’ IT departments. In this part, I provide a more in-depth example of this type of organization.
It’s May of 2011 and I’m psyched. I have finally started working with my new client, a large healthcare organization based in the midwestern United States. Let’s call it Joel Hospital here, although it’s a pseudonym. Joel has a need for a consultant with my particular skills and, for reasons unbeknownst to me, its previous two consultants did not pan out.
Communication, Not Tech, is #1 Job for CIOs
Whenever enterprises are asked about the greatest challenges facing IT, they invariably reply that it’s ensuring technology helps drive and change the business, not just polish existing processes to greater efficiency.