How Empathy and Change Enablement Help Reduce Security Risk

Anyone who is slightly technical has been asked to help friends and family members with their iPhones, mobile apps, Windows laptops and so forth.  In doing so, we may or may not empathize with users that have less technical skills than we do. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association defines empathy as the […]

3 Control Elements That Make Up Modern Data Security Protection

In the midst of designing programs that implement modern data security protection, security and IT leaders are continuously searching for the controls that will make the biggest impact in reducing breach. It could be said that many of the recently published breaches were of companies and programs that had a fairly good handle on the […]

Are CIOs Prepared to Modernise Their IT Operations?

While experience and heritage in business can be very valuable in driving future success, it can also be something of a drawback when seeking to drive digital transformation. Whereas new companies are built on modern technology platforms, with agility and flexibility built-in from the outset, older organisations often have to get by working with a […]

How on Earth do you “do” IT Modernization?

I’ve spent more time than I care to admit this year looking at the topic of IT modernization, allowing me (off the top of my head no less) to quote Gartner as stating that legacy systems are in the top three blockers to adopting a bimodal IT model – impressive, right? In particular though, I’ve […]

4 Questions that CIOs Need to Ask about IT Modernisation

Today, with advances in cloud computing and the expectation that IT innovates to deliver corporate strategy, modernising is essential for all businesses. However, actually getting a programme started remains a challenge for everybody. Because of this, more CIOs are adopting a bi-modal approach to IT modernisation, which will ensure that they are able to keep […]

Into the Unknown: Why Agile is Needed for a Modern Digital Business

In this series on the New Economics of IT, we’ve shown that leaders are under tremendous pressure to bring the business into new and innovative territory (exploratory), while at the same time reaching new levels of efficiency and cost savings (predictable IT). And while these goals are certainly tangible to most business leaders – say, […]

Creating a New Economics of IT Efficiency

In our introduction to the pillars of New Economics of IT, we pointed out that one of three central pillars to its adoption is to maximize efficiency. In particular, how creating a new economics of IT efficiency reduces the cost of IT to the business, and makes it predicable – a concept we’ll explore in […]

What are The New Economics of IT?

The world of business IT is constantly changing. At one end, technological innovation continues to redefine the workplace, enabling employees to work in new ways. On the other, regulation continues to be evolutionary, modernising in the shadow of disruptive change. As a consequence, IT departments are finding themselves being pulled in opposing directions. Many companies […]

IT is Dead. Long Live IT!

There has been a lot written about the coming demise of IT over past several years. But is IT really on the same path to extinction as the dinosaurs? I say not so fast. Some of my colleagues have written recently on the concept of the New Economics of IT and the perfect storm IT […]

Getting Rid of Windows Server 2003… But How Do You Eat an Elephant?

On our first blog we identified Windows Server 2003 as the elephant in the room, and compared a Windows Server 2003 migration project to re-wiring the home. We also put forward the case for driving to real business value from migration projects. So, as the old saying goes (and from a purely hypothetical perspective!) just how […]