Business & IT Alignment

For the record, Wikipedia has some roots in Chicago

Posted by on Sep 15, 2008

Wikipedia - founded in 2001, interactive encyclopedia, voluntarily authored in 250 languages, over 5 million articles, among the 15 most trafficked Web sites in the world, generates no revenue, relies on donations. Check out Brad Spirrison's article that traces wiki to Chicago.

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The 30 Most Important IT Trends for 2007

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008

CIO Insight published its Top 30 Trends in IT in 2007 which provides some great pointers for leaders thinking about how technology can/will impact business. My key take-away: companies will continue to look for strong leaders who can blend IT and business savvy. What do you think?

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NPR: Social Networking Technology Boosts Job Recruiting

Posted by on May 31, 2008

National Public Radio [NPR] presents LinkedIn as a social networking technology for recruiting and the retained executive search trade. Read the story on how to use LinkedIn as the primary means to finding opportunities.

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What do 44% of CFOs have in common?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2006

44% of CFOs surveyed described the alignment of business and IT in their companies as weak! What can companies do to ensure technology investments align with and deliver measurable business value? Apply these “Ls & Ms” (Link & Lead. Manage & Measure).

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What’s Behind Your Successful Organizational Change Efforts: Your Customers’ Needs or Your Smarty Pants Insights?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2001

A system enhancement, regulatory requirement, M&A are often the obvious faces of organizational change. Yet the root cause of most successful organizational change is: Customer needs. Ask these 3 questions to ensure that your customers’ wants and needs are driving the root of your great ideas.

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