Tag Archives: Information Technology

They say we need a business case for the IT investment!

Posted on 06. dic, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) Information Technology (IT) represents the largest portion of capital expenditures in many corporations, particularly in the service sector. And with so many IT investments having produced at best questionable value, it is not surprising that CEOs and CFOs insist on getting a complete business case for large IT capex. But, […]

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The Flexible Future of IT

Posted on 26. oct, 2010 by .

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(Versión en español más abajo) Gareth Morgan’s classic book ‘Images of Organization‘ teases out the assumptions implicit in how we think about our businesses. If we think the organization is a machine, then maybe we want an IT system that can be unwrapped, implemented and used to automate some part of the functions of that […]

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Information Technology and Business “Ecosystems”

Posted on 19. oct, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) Firms are part of complex business systems, where networks of players are connected by different type of relationships. The fabric of these relationships is made of people, process and technology. If your company is trying to determine whether information technology (IT) is a commodity or a strategic resource, it is […]

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Thinking Beyond Projects: The Waves Of Organization

Posted on 05. oct, 2010 by .

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(versión en español más abajo) The reality is that it takes a long time and a lot of learning to make the best of your technology. Many business leaders think of “technology projects” as phases to be overcome, storms to be weathered. They cannot wait to get back to ‘normal’ business, with the costs and […]

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Information Technology: Commodity or Strategic Resource (2)

Posted on 09. jul, 2010 by .

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(versión en español en los próximos días) In the previous post, we brought out the controversy about IT being a commodity or a strategic resource.   Depending on what side you take, IT management could be about administering costs and risks (commodity) or about envisioning and making the most of the business value of IT (BVIT).   […]

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