ZDNet IT Project Failures

  • Business model boss: Reinvent or die - Alex Osterwalder is among the most influential proponents of business model innovation in the world. His practical advice for startups and the enterprise is essential reading.
  • Entrepreneur Steve Blank on startups, pivots, and corporate innovation - One of the top entrepreneurial educators in the world offers essential advice to both startups and large companies.
  • Harvard Medical professor and CIO on failure and massive transparency - John Halamka is one of the top CIOs in the world. His approach to crisis management offers lessons for every IT and business leader.
  • CIOs make progress, but still get no respect - While chief information officers have made great strides to become more strategic and valuable, they're often still regarded as an "itinerant specialists” rather than long-term strategic partners to CEOs.
  • IT spend is growing, but CIOs 'just don't get it' - New research demonstrates profound challenges facing IT and Chief Information Officers. CIOs who are "IT survivors" will build strategic relationships with stakeholders and other constituencies.
  • Research: CIO relationships and priorities remain conflicted - A new global CIO study from Deloitte sheds light on why CIOs and IT have a tough time. The data offers lessons on how to fix the problem.
  • IT failures, power shifts, and social media - Information sharing and social media are shifting the balance of power from enterprise vendors to corporate buyers. This is great news for anyone who follows IT and the CIO.
  • US federal CIO? 'Someone from Google or Facebook will be eaten alive' - The selection of US Chief Information Officer must be an innovative Washington IT insider. Anyone else is doomed to fail.
  • Mission impossible? White House looks for new CIO - As President Obama seeks a new U.S. Chief Information Officer, it's time to examine the opportunities and obstacles associated with this important role.
  • Higher education: Innovation and digital transformation - Lisa Davis, CIO at Georgetown University, explains how colleges and universities must adapt to the changing landscape of technology in education.
  • An HR business model for Millennials - Innovation requires rethinking how we do business. Here is a proposed approach for HR to re-examine how it serves the needs of Millennial workers.
  • Digital marketing and CIO / CMO relationships - Shifts in marketing have had a major impact on IT. Here's what you need to know about digital transformation and changing roles in the C-suite.
  • California payroll: Another failure waiting to happen? - The State Controller’s Office is launching an assessment to recover its failed payroll project. This new project seems doomed even before it starts.
  • Infor CEO: 'Beautiful software' solves business problems - CEO Charles Phillips explains why his enterprise software company has cultivated design as a core strategic competency.
  • McAfee CIO: 'Embrace the change' - Patty Hatter, CIO of McAfee, explains the need to evolve and shift relationships with other parts of the company. She offers practical and important advice for anyone working in IT.
  • Digital transformation and the innovative CFO - Research demonstrates it's time for the Chief Financial Officer to reconsider historic models of value, investment, and return.
  • Social business maturity and digital transformation - Social enterprise -- communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing across business silos and departmental boundaries -- is a core part of digital business transformation initiatives. Research from IDC sheds light on this topic.
  • Digital transformation and consulting/outsourcing firms - Changing technologies, client expectations, competition and an evolving market environment have forced business process outsourcers to adapt. Here's what you need to know.
  • Brand promise, customer experience, and CMO lessons for the CIO - Research into the gap between customer expectations and their experience have profound implications for IT and the CIO.
  • Digital transformation: CIO / CMO and the crisis of confidence - Research shows that enterprise technology spending has grown far beyond IT. CIOs and IT must change or become increasingly marginalized.
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