Category Archives: IT Strategy/Transformation

The IT Sustainability Paradox

IT leaders today often find themselves grappling with a perplexing situation. On one hand, they[...]

Mainframes and workload placement: Time for a dose of objectivity?

When Tony Lock and I interviewed Reg Harbeck, Chief Strategist at Mainframe Analytics Ltd, it[...]

What are you doing to ensure your IT suppliers work for you?

Navigating the Complex IT Supplier Landscape in 2024 It is a truism that IT evolves[...]

The mainframe skills crunch; an outsider vs insider perspective

During my career, I’ve worked hands-on with a great many operating systems, programming languages, mainstream[...]

Taking IT Cost Tracking and FinOps to the next level

A CIO I interviewed recently told me candidly: “It’s always a bit nerve wracking when[...]

Mainframe Skills: Challenge or Opportunity?

People in mainframe circles have been talking about skills development and succession planning ever since[...]

IT Governance for Today and Tomorrow: Minimum Viable Principles

Introduction The traditional one-size-fits-all approach to IT governance, particularly in relation to data, is becoming[...]

It’s Time to Raise the Bar on Observability

Observability has come a long way in the last 30 years

Making supplier management work better

68 IT leaders provide their insights

Optimising your supplier base for 2024

    Other infographics in this series are Making supplier management work better and Getting[...]

Getting the most from your key suppliers

    Other infographics in this series are Making supplier management work and Optimising your[...]

Evaluating the Potential of Hyper-Converged Storage

What to consider when planning for modern IT and the hybrid cloud era

What does “Investment in Generative AI” actually mean?

I’ve found myself in a number of conversations recently where the discussion has turned to[...]

Custom chatbots and model gardens: putting Private AI to work

Part 2: More to think about It’s essential to decide where to run your Private[...]

Understanding the rise and role of Private AI

Part 1: AI hype vs fear and doubt The leakage of proprietary IP and other[...]

Kubernetes as an enterprise multi-cloud enabler

Building out your environment to create a full lifecycle delivery platform

A straightforward look at SAP master data automation

If you’re knee-deep in the world of SAP and data management, you almost certainly know[...]

Automation of SAP Master Data Management

Solving the dirty data dilemma and laying the foundations for continuous change and optimisation

Time to sound the alarm as AI hype catches fire

One of the most worrying things that’s coming out of recent research

It’s time to look again at IT and Software Asset Management

In the realm of IT administration, it’s all too easy to get stuck in familiar[...]

An AI crash is coming: don’t let it drag you down

All the signs are there that an AI crash is coming: overinflated claims and dodgy[...]

Want to become a data-driven organisation? Start thinking differently about change management

Need a strong data strategy? Look for a CDO who’s a change manager and data[...]

Tackling the software skills crunch

How IT leaders grow their software engineering resources