Tag Archives: IT
Feb 08, 2011 by David Loshin
Remember our old curmudgeon, the one who continually pointed out the critical issues that needed to be addressed immediately? It turns out the IT guy did have some accurate premonitions, but also may have lacked the acumen necessary to pick the right battles.
Feb 02, 2011 by Thomas Redman
Last week, I summarized the reasoning that a group at the Data Governance Conference followed to conclude that, except for a special few, IT was simultaneously growing more important and less strategic. The conclusion hinges on a precise definition of “strategic,” namely “critical to sustainable marketplace advantage.”
Feb 01, 2011 by David Loshin
In my last posts, we looked at the challenge of the IT group communicating business value to the business consumers and why siloed subject matter experts may not have the broadest view of issues that impact the enterprise. The reason I bring these issues up is that conversations with IT folks point out impacts related to system failure across the organization that are largely ignored by the business side until they feel the monster’s breath steaming on the back of their necks.
Jan 26, 2011 by Thomas Redman
I had the pleasure of keynoting at the Data Governance Conference in Orlando last month. My talk was titled “What Does ‘Manage Data Assets’ Really Mean?” One of my mantras is that information technologies and data are different kinds of assets and so require separate management. This observation is akin to the observation that “capital” and “people” are different kinds of assets. So organizations have separate finance and human resources departments.