19 principles every IT leader should heed

Want to be a next-gen IT leader? Here are the most important principles for business leadership -- especially in IT

03/13/2013

Don't let consumerization be the free lunch that eats you

When it comes to enterprise tech, price is almost an afterthought. So why let it dictate what you do in the cloud?

03/06/2013

Don't believe the drumbeat against IT

Pundits predict a future of seamless technology solutions without need of meddlesome geeks. They're dead wrong

02/27/2013

A parable of business change: Turning prey into predators

Every part of IT is optimized for the company you support right now. Change, however, is complicated

02/20/2013

For next-gen IT, resistance is fertile

Forward-thinking IT orgs know effective business change begins with a deeper understanding of employee resistance

02/13/2013

Apple's Java sabotage is bad IT business

Apple's handling of the Java vulnerability provides a textbook example of what not to do in a production environment

02/06/2013

Big data's pitfall: Answers that are clear, compelling, and wrong

Doing big data right takes sophisticated techniques to ensure ad hoc results are reliable

01/30/2013

Don't expect big-time results from big data

Big data is here, but barriers suggest success will be modest; for many companies, it may prove unsettling and disappointing

01/23/2013

The realist's guide to BYOD and why it's a long-term trend

BYOD will continue to be a successful IT trend because there's nothing standing in its way

01/16/2013

The realist's guide to cloud services and what they're good for

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS -- cloud computing comes in many flavors. Here's how to tell which one best fits your business

01/09/2013

A holiday card to the IT industry, 2012

Windows 8? Ignore it. BYOD? BYOB. NoSQL? No worries. Keep your perspective and it's all good or at least more than good enough

12/24/2012

How can IT compete with SaaS? Ask your mechanic

Take note, IT: Jiffy Lube lures customers by offering specific services without extensive overhead -- just like cloud providers

12/19/2012

NoSQL: Shadow IT that could sink you

Get to know NoSQL before your CMO signs you up for an integration nightmare

12/12/2012

6 tips to break app dev bottlenecks

IT earns its reputation from apps that fuel business change. Here's how to speed up delivery without clogging the system

12/05/2012

Windows 8: Growing pains and marginal gains

Windows 8 isn't the disaster you've heard it is. Instead, think of it as a learning experience for Microsoft and users alike

11/28/2012

Next-gen IT trump card: Trust

IT efficiency begins with effective decision making. Here, the card game bridge can be IT's guide

11/21/2012

Features alone won't make Apple enterprise-ready

IT doesn't just buy products. It enters into relationships with vendors, looking beyond features to find the right fit

11/14/2012

How management fads are killing IT

Even the best tech strategy can't survive foolish management. Here's one management fad that's simply not smart

11/07/2012

Microsoft's meaningless RT license could sink Surface

Microsoft's boneheaded Office RT licensing strategy holds an essential lesson for improving IT decision making

10/31/2012

Learn from Apple: Having fans means you're always forgiven

What lesson can IT take from Apple's new Lightning iPhone connector? That if someone is your fan, you can do no wrong

10/24/2012

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