Four essential IT leadership attitudes

Sun Tzu observed that "strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory," and "tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." Today's IT managers need to pay as much attention to business strategy as they do to...

02/23/11

Ten IT trends to watch in 2011

There are a number of interesting business software trends on the horizon for 2011. Ten of these will significantly impact IT organizations seeking to align IT operations with business objectives. Awareness of such trends can help...

12/06/10

A bad cup of coffee: Is cloud infrastructure hopelessly complex?

You've probably figured out by now that I love my coffee. When I start my day with a perfect double macchiato, I know I can accomplish the impossible. Occasionally I have to rely on someone else - someone unknown to me - for my...

10/19/10

Clouds in my coffee: Four questions to ask before putting your application in the cloud

I'm on vacation. I wake up early and have my morning cup by the pool.  As I was stare into a nearly perfect espresso, I suddenly notice them; there are clouds in my coffee, and the words of Carly Simon's song come to mind. I had some...

09/30/10

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