Cloud Computing – a simple video explanation #stealthcloud #cio

It has never been easier to breach your company’s securities policies, circumvent IT, fail your next compliance audit or leak valuable company data….  aka the Stealth Cloud On a more positive note…  it frees up people to work where and when they want to work, unleashes creativity, enables radically more effective ways of working. Difficult … Continue reading Cloud Computing – a simple video explanation #stealthcloud #cio

Forget Public, Private or G-Cloud. CIOs should worry about Stealth Cloud

The rise of the Stealth Cloud One element of the debate was the rise of business initiated cloud computing, which the CIO may never hear about.  Something I’m calling the Stealth Cloud. Cloud Computing seems to have struck a chord in a way that ASP, OnDemand, SaaS and all the previous incarnations never have. Every analyst … Continue reading Forget Public, Private or G-Cloud. CIOs should worry about Stealth Cloud

Great advice. Take the best advice.

The late and great Douglas Adams,  author of the The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide said: “The quality of any advice anybody has to offer has to be judged against the quality of life they actually lead.” Our world seems to be too full of analysts and consultants offering advice based on theory and supposition, rather than hard won experience. … Continue reading Great advice. Take the best advice.

Sue your way to a better Gartner MQ position

NetScout has just filed a lawsuit against Gartner because they were ranked a “Challenger” claiming it was punishment for not spending enough with Gartner. David Carr examines this issue in an article in Information Week.  But is it the only way? If you are a multi-million dollar vendor then perhaps you can spend your way … Continue reading Sue your way to a better Gartner MQ position

Why the CIO hates Christmas #BYOD #CIO @apple @samsung

There are many reasons to hate Christmas; the endless adverts for CDs, DVDs and books since late October, every shop is playing Christmas carols or “I wish it was Christmas” by Slade, the Company  Christmas Party which Jeremy Clarkson recently described as “It is the damp log in the fire, the mould on the smoked … Continue reading Why the CIO hates Christmas #BYOD #CIO @apple @samsung

AR comes before PR – just look in the dictionary #analystrelations @gartner

You’re an innovative and growing software vendor, I get that. You’ve got a fab new product that’s going drive dramatic benefits for enterprise customers, I get that.You’ve even got a blog to push out great customer stories now and then, I get that too. But how do you accelerate growth without piling on expensive sales … Continue reading AR comes before PR – just look in the dictionary #analystrelations @gartner

Why is the only place AR comes before PR is in the dictionary? #startup #analysts #PR

You’re an innovative and growing software vendor, I get that. You’ve got a fab new product that’s going drive dramatic benefits for enterprise customers, I get that.You’ve even got a blog to push out great customer stories now and then, I get that too. But how do you accelerate growth without piling on expensive sales … Continue reading Why is the only place AR comes before PR is in the dictionary? #startup #analysts #PR

I’ve been promoted to CIO, but I’m not qualified, willing or able. #CIO

I have been promoted to be CIO by default. Why? Because there is no one else to do it, and I am the person with the best skills, but I am nowhere near qualified. It feels like the worst job in the world. The job requires a knowledge of the following hardware and software configuration … Continue reading I’ve been promoted to CIO, but I’m not qualified, willing or able. #CIO

Understanding Social BPM (or at least setting some context) #socbiz #social #bpm

Often the problem with widespread adoption of anything is ‘what is it called’ and ‘what will it do for me’. Social software in the enterprise and particularly when related to BPM, coined SocialBPM is in this camp. Nimbus does not sell a social software platform, but has implemented a 3rd party application internally and is … Continue reading Understanding Social BPM (or at least setting some context) #socbiz #social #bpm

So the cloud changes everything? Doh! But not how you expected it to. #bpm

A recent question How do you think the cloud will change BPM? raised by eBizQ got a flurry of conflicting answers. Part of the problem is back to the definition of BPM (process discovery vs process automation vs operations platform). Some of it is possibly a theoretical perspective on  the cloud – the “It is just … Continue reading So the cloud changes everything? Doh! But not how you expected it to. #bpm

IT’s perfect storm? Cloud, social, mobile. Choppy water ahead

Technology is going through another shift.   We’ve had many shifts in the past, but most have really only affected the geeks in IT. Mainframe – > Client server -> web. But this latest shift is touching everyone. The problem is no-one is really sure what this means. But what is clear is that the web … Continue reading IT’s perfect storm? Cloud, social, mobile. Choppy water ahead