Thornton May

Contributing columnist

Futurist Thornton A. May, author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics , is a speaker, educator and adviser. More information is available on his website at thorntonamay.com .

Could regulatory compliance be an IT competency?

Disruptive technology: Dead companies do tell tales

Disruptive technology: Dead companies do tell tales

Companies nearly always have plenty of time to properly address disruptive technology. So why do so many fail to do so?

Analytics for the rest of us

Analytics for the rest of us

In most enterprises up to now, analytics has been something separate from day-to-day operations. That’s about to change.

Where is modern IT heading?

Where is modern IT heading?

Put 100 CIOs in a room and ask them that question and you’ll get no consensus.

A strategy for strategy: Figuring out how to figure out  what IT should do next

A strategy for strategy: Figuring out how to figure out what IT should do next

Though nearly all modern enterprises are well managed, a sadly large proportion lack a real IT strategy. That equates to going nowhere with great efficiency.

Thornton A. May: IT has lost control, but that's not lamentable

Control is a quaint and cartoonish managerial fantasy. Insider (registration required)

Thornton May: The time is now for information governance. But do you even know what it is?

Information governance covers the entire spectrum of information management, but most people have a fuzzy notion of what it is. This must change, because the real value of information can't be fully realized unless it is properly...

Thornton May: Renaissance lessons for modern CIOs

The Renaissance has relevance to IT, and not just because IT is constantly being reborn.

Thornton May: Your privacy map is probably wrong

The privacy maps being created today are primarily designed to avoid lawsuits.

Thornton May: Reflections on inflections

Every day, contemporary executives confront a series of inflection points, where received wisdom is no longer adequate.

Thornton May: The path to big data mastery

While the path-to-mastery pattern is conceptually simple, successfully executing it requires courage, perseverance and patience.

Thornton A. May: IT for the whole brain and the whole organization

Futurist Thornton A. May foresees bright futures for IT professionals who strive to integrate value-creating IT behaviors into every nook and cranny of the enterprise.

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