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RFP FTW – Kicking the Traditional RFP into Touch

Who here hates RFPs? Have you ever considered that there may be some a good reason for that hatred? Those who request an RFP know what the traditional RFP process requires, but have to be super patient during the process and those who respond to it are very aware that...

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DX : X-Factor vs. Hygiene

Digital Transformation – a surprising number of senior leaders just don’t get it.  I was recently privy to a process for the selection of a Chief Digital Officer.  I could observe but not change the process.  It was so very interesting to me to note how people fell back on...

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DX : What is the secret sauce?

We think we have found it.  Other than the bi-modal approach so much described by Gartner and others, there has for a long while been little clue as to how to make the Digital Transformation (DX) successfully.  This article in the CIO magazine highlights the topic rich in quandaries.  ...

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The Value of Values

One of the challenges about writing about something that everybody knows, or think they know, is that everybody often assumes they know it all.  You don’t!  Trust me… a few interesting realities about values follow.  And the astute operator will see where the money, success, or whatever is really important...

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Maturity Frameworks…Boring! The Art in IT…Exciting!

Yet they are hooked at the hip!  I love the work of the Innovation Value Institute (IVI – www.ivi.ie)!  They are clever people doing things cleverly.  Their focus is to turn IT operations into innovative and valuable players in Team Business.  And that is exactly what we want not?  We...

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Agile Architecture

Everything has to be agile nowadays.  This includes things strategy through to infrastructure.  Even your Enterprise Architecture.  It’s a bitter pill to swallow for environments that have worked so hard to normalise things, only to now to be called out for having become structured. The opposite it seems of agile.   For...

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Heading into the ‘Silly Season’

For most of us heading into the ‘Silly Season’ offers an opportunity to unwind, relax, and potentially reflect on the year gone past.  There would be things that happened this year that will pull a smile and there would be things that are cringe-worthy.  On the whole I trust you...

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Mobility, Big Data, Social, Cloud! Quo Vadis?

Hype this and hype that. Whatever.  It soon is hip no more.  So what is really important to know now about the current hype? Give me the keys to the next few months and years…  Yep, can do.   So we are mainly in the midst of what IDC.com calls the 3rd...

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Top Down and Bottom Up views of the IT world

The views of the elusive concept of ‘the Truth’ in the IT world are often upside down. ‘The Truth' is often not factually correct nor does it have to be, for astute decision makers. But, what is important to know is that your IT staff is very opinionated about facts....

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