Leadership Perspectives

  • Survey: IT Leaders Lack Business Skills and Resources

    Today’s IT leaders are under increasing pressure to transform their departments into services-oriented organizations that “run IT like a business.” But, do today’s IT leaders have the skills and resources to deliver those kinds...
  • Creating Black Belts of IT

    One thing I’ve often wondered about the phrase “aligning IT with the business” is how companies actually go about determining how close they are getting towards reaching that goal. Simply put, how do you measure change? One sign we’ve...
  • CIOs Need to Close IT Leadership Gap

    Today’s CIOs are running the gauntlet. Budgets are tight, and IT investments are in the spotlight like never before. Stakeholders are clamoring for improved financial transparency and more effective management. And, even turf wars are heating...
  • The Journey Towards IT Enlightenment Starts with a Single Step

    Last month, we provided insight into some of our predictions for 2011 . In short, we believe that 2011 will kick off not only a year, but a decade of transformational change for the CIO. At the top of our predictions list, we believe CIOs will be focused...
  • IT and the Cobbler’s Children

    Ventana Research just released a fantastic piece of survey research titled “ IT Analytics: Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight .” It’s an independent survey on the current state of data analytics in IT and the...
  • 2011: A Look into the Crystal Ball

    Microsoft will become a private company; Steve Ballmer will no longer be CEO. F5 and Concur Technologies will be acquired. Microsoft will buy Nokia. Android will become the default smartphone OS in 2011. These are just a few of the predictions thrown...
  • CMO Notebook: Thoughts from Apptio’s TBM CIO Council

    Posted by Chris Hi everyone. I’m Chris Pick, Apptio’s new Chief Marketing Officer. I come to Apptio by way of Austin Ventures where I was an operating partner in their ‘CEO-in-residence’ program and have spent the better part...
  • Is IT a Service Provider or Strategic Partner to Business?

    In Susan Cramm’s latest post on Harvard Business blog, she describes the need for IT to think of themselves as strategic partners with business leaders in order to improve business efficiency, work together on strategic planning, shift key IT decisions...