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The Impending Irrelevance of Service Management - Enterprise Technology and the New Quest for Value

Large-scale investment in traditional service management is now unwise. This is because technology service management, is no longer a standalone constraint to creating business value. Executives should instead focus on building a flow framework as part of an operating model that connects business product development to technology portfolio management, Agile programs, DevOps, and cloud-based consumption. This change will also result in moving the organizational focus from running development projects to managing a lifecycle of business products. Selective investment in critical capabilities that stimulate the flow of work is still required but not in the same order of magnitude.

Leaning Out to Lean In. Make way for the new Diversity Paradigm - Digital Nomads in Style Offices.

Carly, Meg, Indra, and Marissa have all been focal points for the diversity discussion recently. Top leaders of top companies, some of whom I have been lucky enough to work with and all of whom have inspired me; yet everything they say or do is viewed through a second screen - “role model female.”

Business Imperatives and the Tech Time Bomb

Many transformational programs in enterprise IT are no more than shiny objects sitting on a veneer layer that masks the unsustainable, expensive legacy they depend on.

Tremors in the boardroom as GDPR moves the regulatory paradigm from compliance to exposure

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will be aware of the impending activation of the General Data Privacy Regulation on May 25th of this year. The shocker is that many organizations are only now beginning to realize the potential impact to their business of this new regulatory direction of travel

Should the board press pause on public cloud after Intel’s Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities?

Over the past few days, there have been grumbles about the viability of the public cloud because of recently discovered issues with the hardware that Intel provides to all suppliers of all technology systems. Some commentators, like the respected Russel Brown of Verge, are calling out that this “CPU catastrophe will hit hardest in the cloud.”

From Fusion17 to Fission18? – Service Management’s Struggle For Significance

In 2010, the sun rose on a new age of cooperation between two leaders in service management, HDI, and itSMF USA. Their love child, FUSION brought together the “best of the best” — speakers, vendors, networking and social activities— the most respected minds in service management to help customers plan and achieve service excellence.

Will the OnDeck Capital and JP Morgan Chase agreement result in a FinTech Breakthrough?

What does it mean when a tier one bank, JPMC inserts OnDeck Capital's (ONDK) online lending service into its business lending supply-chain? Is this the breakthrough that signals the triumph of new “FinTech” lending models over old?

The answer isn't simple - as it's both Yes and No. It is a milestone that heralds a new change in supply-chain models but, no it is not a sign that FinTech business models are superior. So what is it? It’s a marker that large enterprises are finally finding a new way of working in a cloud enabled world.

Executive Viewpoint 2016 Prediction: Virtual Clarity - Cut Technology Spending in 2016, Cut Your Organization Off at the Knees

You know that your business—and that of just about every private and public entity, for that matter— depends on substantial investment in various emerging disruptive consumer and enterprise technologies. Technology is now weaved so deeply into business models and overall company strategies that cutting back technology spending should be a nonstarter.

Dell against the Market. A $67 Billion Stroke of Genius or Back to The Future Smack Down?

One thing that is becoming ever more apparent is that the expansion of the connected world is making internal scale increasingly meaningless. For 120 years, scale and its economies have been the friend of large enterprise. That trend peaked two decades ago and now we are solidly in a world of scale inversion. In other words the economies of scale are moving from enterprise controlled market structures to ecosystems of externally connected consumers.

Deconstructing the Cloud with Alan Nance

Former Royal Philips VP of Technology Transformation, Alan Nance, outlines How to Leverage Cloud to Transition to ITaaS.