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The Urgency of Now: The Edge of Chaos and A “Strategic Inflection Point” for IT

Failure to learn, failure to anticipate, and failure to adapt are the three generic causes of military disasters. Each one of these three failures is bad enough. In combination, they can be catastrophic. Germany swiftly defeated and conquered France in 1940 due to the utter failure of the French army to grasp the nature of […]

A Contrarian View : To Run IT As a Business or Not

Run IT As a Business – Why That’s a Train Wreck Waiting to Happen Everything you’ve been told is wrong: What IT should do instead.– Bob Lewis, InfoWorld January 18, 2010 “If you board the wrong train, it’s no use running along the corridor in the other direction,” said famed World War II German resistance […]

Forrester Research and ITIC are predicting 2010 is going to be a good year for IT

Forrester Research and ITIC are predicting a good year for IT, with spending up 8.1 percent worldwide to more than $1.6 trillion. Forrester said the IT industry is entering a six- or seven-year cycle of what it calls Smart Computing. ITIC found pent-up demand for investments to control costs and improve infrastructure. Hiring is expected […]

The HBR List: Breakthrough Ideas for 2010

When the business community supports an idea, change can happen fast. HBR’s annual ideas collection, compiled in cooperation with the World Economic Forum, offers 10 fresh solutions we believe would make the world better. Ranging from productivity boosting to nation building, from health care to hacking, any of the ideas presented in the following pages […]