Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.
Prioritization must be determined by the business, not an IT staffer who's just trying to do the right thing.
IT governance can work as a process at the leadership level, but it will fail when the IT team doesn't have the understanding and the language of the process to support it as it manifests downstream.
Coordination, analysis and innovation provide an IT advantage.
We're guaranteed that the needs of the IT jobs marketplace will continue to change, but if each of us is ready to acquire new skills, a career in IT will remain one of the most lucrative and exciting of the professions.
Six months in and there is much to celebrate and plenty of work still to be done.
Implementing O'Reilly's new IT strategy is like swapping out airplane wings mid-flight. We're making considerable change, but at the same time we can't disrupt the services and projects that are already underway.
Are IT decisions building the business or hurting it?
While I believe we recognize the limiting qualities of IT decisions, I'd suggest we've insufficiently studied the degree to which those decisions in aggregate can have a large influence on organizational culture.
There's no time to waste in tackling the mobile technology cycle.
Mobile is a game-changer. Unlike many other emerging technologies where an immediate strategy is not a concern, mobile is front and center now to your users and customers.
Understanding why an IT leader operates a certain way can net better results for everyone.
It can often appear there is only one type of person leading IT. That's not the case. Understanding an IT leader's motivations and needs will ultimately benefit all involved.
IT governance is bureaucratic and tough, but it's also essential to every organization.
IT governance requires that the scarce resource of technology capacity be diligently distributed to meet collective, organizational goals.
The best IT managers have a background in IT and general management.
Being a good IT manager is hard. Being a great business leader is harder. What separates them is not just the ability to continually and uniquely inspire, but to also be a well-informed and skilled business manager.