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Make Yourself

Make Yourself

Remember when you were young and asked, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”  At that age, you saw no boundaries: you could be anything! But something happened on the journey of growing up.  For most, interesting distractions occurred that captured your attention and led to habits (or more likely, lack of habits) that seemed valuable in the moment, but ultimately led nowhere: watching TV, hanging out with friends, chasing after a romantic interest, etc.

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The dual role of IT: Transforming businesses and processes

The dual role of IT: Transforming businesses and processes

I meet with a lot of companies and still the two most-asked questions I hear are: “What is the value of IT?” and “How come my IT group can’t offer strategic value?” The nature of these questions can almost always be traced back to the perspective that IT is an Infrastructure Provider (equipment, network and applications).

The first question usually comes from an organization’s underlying desire to keep costs as low as possible.