Become an agent of positive change

The biggest obstacle in achieving successful change management in any environment has nothing to do with technology. It’s not compatibility, interoperability or platform alignment. What stands in the way of successful change management, all too often, is a combination of pride and fear. At first, this may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t taking pride in one’s work something we should all do? For as long as we can remember, fear has been a healthy counterbalance  …>> more

On se déplace – Quand les entreprises se tournent vers une nouvelle maison numérique.

Par Jamie O’Brien Se déplacer, quel que soit le contexte, est toujours chargé de variables inattendues, qu’il s’agisse de déménager dans une nouvelle maison physique, ou de passer à une nouvelle maison numérique. Chaque entreprise, de temps en temps, doit passer d’une maison numérique à l’autre car les systèmes d’exploitation informatiques (SE) changent et évoluent. Au cours du dernier quart de siècle, cela s’est traduit par un passage d’Unix, DOS ou Windows 3 à Windows  …>> more

Inspiration from a 20th century warrior

When I was thirteen years old my father took me to see George C. Scott’s cinematic portrayal of General George S Patton. I was forever to become a student and fan of one of the most controversial generals of the Second World War. more

How to get away without hiring a chief digital officer

Chief digital officer – it’s a new role, and one that we have been certainly hearing a lot about recently. Because of how new the role is, the job description is fluid but in general terms, the CDO is a senior manager with experience in digital marketing and e-commerce, and has led analog-to-digital transitions of both products and companies.  Unlike a CIO, whose role is to optimize efficiencies using technology, the CDO role is fundamentally  …>> more
BY DEAN REID, DECEMBER 3, 2013
FUTURE THINKING, MANAGEMENT

What happened to innovation in IT?

Today’s IT department is under considerable pressure to do things differently and strike a balance between meeting the needs of the organization and the changing expectations of users. What has made IT successful in the past may no longer be adequate. Pressure from within IT persists as management continues to struggle with the age-old conflict between just keeping existing systems running smoothly and the need to generate value for the business (e.g. by deploying new  …>> more

Following Alex Ferguson’s management formula

Sir Alex Ferguson is arguably one of the most successful and prolific professional sports coaches of all time. Over his 26-year tenure as guardian of Manchester United – one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world – his teams racked up trophy after trophy after trophy. He won 13 English top-league championships and 25 other trophies. Ferguson is to Man. U what Steve Jobs was to Apple. Despite being a recovering jockaholic, my  …>> more