Category: Technology

How to Transform IT into a Start-up?

The vibrancy of Startups. The relentless customer focus. The relentless adapting and testing of products for an ever better solution. Shouldn’t all IT departments be like this? What an exciting place to work in such […]

A 4 Step IT Manifesto – without the boring Bits

IT departments are boring. In the time of vibrant start-ups, who wants to work in a department that used to be called “Data Processing Department”?  IT departments are still  organized more for data processing than for […]

Exponential Organizations – a way forward for traditional companies?

An “exponential organization” as defined by Salim Ismael is a business model that is poised to take advantage from the digital revolution. It leverages the abundant nature of information goods to transform business models of […]

Abundance will transform the world

If the classical models of organization are not sufficient to withstand the challenges of a more digital, faster and uncertain world: Which organizational model is? Imitating silicon valley may do the trick for software companies, but […]

Execute crisply with sharp tools

What is the use of having a strategy when you do not have the tools to execute it? Problem is: You can rarely buy those tools. You can not buy executional strength- you need to […]

Play the right game, IT!

Depending on Moore’s zones of Management, IT needs to recognize the playing field it is on and play the right game. Lets break down the implications of Zone Management on IT: As each of the […]

Get into the Flow! The way forward for IT (part II)

Adopting the 3 systems of engagement/transaction/perception layers and going for integration of the whole landscape via a platform as a service approach is a first important step. But it will be worth nothing if not […]

Innovation-ready-IT: The way forward for IT

A company can escape the cycle of stuttered innovation and start using IT as an offensive weapon instead of just an internal system of record. There are ways out of the dilemma of an IT manager, […]

The sorry state of IT departments contribution to Innovation (Part II)

Corporate IT has a hard time doing anything right. In most companies it is so dammed complex and costly to change IT Systems. Let’s take a look at the current business transformation practice in respect […]

Can IT departments get anything straight? (Part I)

A company can stop any further discussion on digital transformation if IT is not put into order. Any project on customer centricity, or gaining actionable insights from data will fail if IT systems and IT organization are not […]