See things clearly
Elevator pitches are frequently thought to be an art form driven by a flash of creative inspiration that gave you your very own “Jaws in Space” moment, the like of which launched the “Alien” franchise.
Harvard Business School think they are a lot more scientific, which is why they developed their Elevator Pitch Builder. Maybe if…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 20, 2011 at 2:03 — No Comments
Following on from my previous blog, Insuring flows of data in the cloud, it occurred to me that as businesses and supply chains become more inter-connected, insurers will soon demand more clarity about data quality issues.
Not only will they want to more accurately calculate the risk of dataflow stopping altogether, they will also want better understanding that the right…
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 12, 2011 at 18:46 — No Comments
Data flow disasters are now being mentioned in TV news headlines.
That is not a good sign.
Amazon and Sony have both suffered headline-grabbing IT outages recently that impacted many customers. The interruptions in data flow they suffered will likely cost them significant amounts in compensation.
Re Amazon, although only a small number completely lost their data, I shudder to think how many years of hard work in small businesses may have been…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 12, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments
Ashwani Aggarwal of Infosys wrote an interesting piece the other day about implementing ITSM successfully.
A part of his blog really jumped off the page at me [his emphasis]:
“I strongly feel any organization that aspires to improve on IS capabilities shouldn't focus only on technology change or process change alone…
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 11, 2011 at 1:24 — No Comments
Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT have collaborated with McKinsey to produce a report on “the broad question of what makes a company ‘good at IT?’”
The research combined data from three sources: a survey of IT management practices at publicly-traded U.S. companies; annual reports from these companies; and a "composite measure of how much IT each company had."
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 10, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments
Mark Brunelli reports that some financial institutions may be heading for a ’data management mess’ unless they soon get ready to implement the provisions of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The main objective of the Act is to avert a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis by making financial…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 5, 2011 at 12:46 — No Comments
Most of us, as businesses and as individuals, rely to a great extent on flows of data.
So when we are unable to access and use our data we have a problem.
Amazon and Sony are two huge companies with massive resources, yet but both have just suffered major data flow issues that impacted people and businesses around the planet.
For over a week 77 million Playstation Network users have been unable to zap the bad guys, play music or watch videos…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on May 3, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments