Commentary

In addition to managing the IT agendas of their companies, CIOs must build a second agenda of Business Technology (systems, technology, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers). The IT agenda focuses internally on supply chains, financial systems, and administrative technology....

First, let me admit my bias. I wear a gorgeous 14k gold Swiss watch everywhere but in the water. The thought of replacing it with an Apple Watch would, for me, feel like replacing a great dinner with brightly colored and beautifully shaped nutritional tablets....

While a well-positioned façade of a castle can create the illusion of a fully-fortified castle, real people’s data requires more than the illusion of security; it requires real data-protection-security. Google’s outsize ability to create the illusion of data-protection-security is particularly apt given that Eran...

The drive along the U.S. 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder offers stunning views of the mountains that make up Colorado's Front Range, as well as impressive perspectives on the state's economic growth. Technology companies in the life sciences, telecommunications, energy and aerospace have found a...

Managing resources has been the core of IT for the past 40 years. IT management started by managing scarce technical skills transforming manual functions into automated processes. Resource management has evolved into demand management disciplines including program/project management; PMO, chargeback and IT service...

I recall a discussion about rising unemployment which I had with the late Peter Drucker shortly after 9/11 in which he told me that throughout modern history people have been haunted by the specter of unemployment as an apocalyptic event when in fact employment was...

So-called "bridge financings" between rounds of venture capital financings often take the form of convertible debt with an “equity kicker,” usually in the form of warrants. Paul Jones steps us through the process of seed financing and the use of convertible debt with warrants...

CIOs are taking stock of their accomplishments in 2009 as they are wrapping up their 2010 planning discussions. Given the focus on cost cutting, many CIOs will be eager to show how they were able to “do more with less.” IT’s success in cutting...