Enterprise Governance

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Using COBIT for IT Organizational Design

The organizational structure of an IT department is usually the result of a series of changes, trials, experiments and political manipulations. It is …

IT4IT Overview (A new standard for IT management)

Presentation on IT4IT standard delivered to Twin Cities Association of Enterprise Architects on September 12th, 2014

Strategies for eliminating duplication within IT

Whether the enterprise is embarking upon transformation, consolidating after a merger and acquisition, or simply attempting to reduce costs or …

How to do software rationalization right

From a high-level perspective IT budgets have two parts: maintenance and strategic initiatives. Maintenance tends to grow at the expense of strategic …

27 Types of IT Governance

IT Governance is a mechanism that an organization's executive leadership uses to control and direct information technology. It is a subset of …

Strategic Comparison of Public Cloud versus Hybrid Cloud

<i>Research done in collaboration with Stuart</i> <i>Miniman</i><p>Premise<p>CIOs understand that a clear cloud strategy is critical for IT today. Wikibon believes the …

Enterprise Mobile Experiences With Serverless Cloud Backend

Deliver Rich Mobile Experiences Fast<br>With a Serverless Cloud Backend<p>Create multichannel applications that work with existing<br>enterprise systems. …

Firms Need a Blueprint for Building Their IT Systems

Winchester House in San Jose, California, was once the residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Winchester. This mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is, unfortunately, also a great analogy for how many …

The Biggest Problem with "Going to the Cloud" and how to Solve it.

There seems to be a lot of hype recently among CxO’s around ‘Going to the cloud’. Since its potential is so widely acknowledged and advertised and …

Why Are Companies Still Avoiding Telecommuting?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The technology is here. People are already “connected” by phone, tablet, or computer during every waking moment. High-speed broadband Internet is used in 72 percent of U.S. homes. Multiple studies show that productivity increases when …

Moving to the Cloud and Understanding ROI

No longer just a general buzz term, cloud computing has established itself as a real technology with various uses. In fact, Cisco reports that global …

Large-Scale IT Projects: From Nightmare to Value Creation

<b>Article</b><br>Wednesday, May 20, 2015<br>For business leaders, the decision to embark on a large-scale IT initiative (that is, one with an investment of more …

Four Mistakes Enterprise IT Makes with Cloud Data Integration

<b>Six Big Business Intelligence Mistakes</b><p>Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is nice and all, according to 92 percent of the 350 IT executives surveyed by …

Data Management

Straight Talk About Cloud: 20 Providers and What They Think You Want

There’s a lot of talk about cloud, and for good reason. According to a new white paper from IDC, 68% of companies with more than 1,000 employees are using some form of cloud or plan to implement cloud within the next 12 months. In addition, these companies adopting cloud expect to spend 54% of …

The competitive business benefits of (nearly) everything as a service

We all need to be faster these days to succeed in our companies. In IT, that increasingly means the ability to quickly provision technology and take …

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COBIT 5 helps healthcare organizations align IT with goals

Health insurance companies and hospitals are starting to join a host of other entities, including foreign governments, private companies and …

Define your Digital Future: Biz Arch-led Approach to Digital Strategy

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..<p><b>Customer Driven</b><p>Identify the environmental, industry and internal factors …

Think Like a Theme Park

What IT can learn from a theme park<p>Hold out until you can rip and replace. For many IT leaders, this mantra served as the best way to eke the most …

Is it Time for IT to Invade the Business?

Chief Information Officer, PrimeLending<p>I’ve worked in the mortgage business my entire career and in several instances I’ve recruited people from the …

Business Relationship Manager and Plan Build Run

High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda?

Directors report that they have a greater impact as they move beyond the basics.<p><b>Five or so years</b> after the financial crisis, the pressure on boards …

Management

5 shifts that will shape the future of IT

It’s not often that a week goes past when I don’t hear a new story of a company being ripped apart as it struggles to deal ever more demanding and …

5 shifts that will shape the future of IT

I have a new post up over at CIO of the Future, ‘5 shifts that will shape the future of IT’. I was reading some of the analyst views on how …

ISACA Issues First COBIT 5 Audit Programs

“ISACA’s audit programs are flexible and customizable, providing a clear structure that covers all of the COBIT 5 enablers,” said Tony Hayes, …