July 28, 2011
It may not be obvious to the casual observer, but IT is under siege. The cloud, in all its incarnations, is reshaping the way IT thinks about delivering services to the business. Conversely, the cloud is also providing new avenues for the business to procure IT services. For the first time, business users who consume IT services have a choice: if IT cannot provide them with the services they require in a timely and cost-effective manner, they'll simply go elsewhere.
July 27, 2011
The IT monopoly is over. CIOs and IT managers are not trained in more sophisticated techniques that treat IT like a business and can adapt to the loss of control. When they are, they lack the tools to implement them.
July 20, 2011
We’ve been talking a lot about the lack of investment dollars flowing to entrepreneurial ventures in the Seattle area. But let’s not forget all of the good stuff going on. A post today from Business Insider and a comment on GeekWire from Founder’s Co-op director Andy Sack brought that message home.
July 07, 2011
Larry Godec, senior vice president and CIO at Santa Ana, Calif.-based First American Financial Corp., oversees an IT budget of $100 million, half of which is pegged to infrastructure. When he was named CIO of the $4 billion global business in 2010, he made IT cost transparency a priority, if only to avoid another painful budget meeting.