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j.ello on IT Part 7: Who’s dealing with your s***?

Who da man? - What does it matter that the top IT leaders of today are more and more akin to the Pointed-Haired Boss instead of the Pocket-Protectored Practitioners of the past? An IT department is just a commodity service provided by a collection of people needing to be supervised, so any MBA will do... right? Well, interestingly enough, the [...]

By | 2007-05-10T10:39:28+00:00 March 19th, 2007|CIO, IT, j.ello on IT, Management|0 Comments

j.ello on IT Part 6: Being Great at Everything But the Job

CIO Magazine has an archive of issues stretching back to 1994.  If you want to know what's been on the minds of IT leaders over the last decade, CIO Magazine is a definitive source.  Notable among their works are the CIO Surveys.  After a decade of unparalleled innovation in computing, one might expect that the role of the IT [...]

By | 2007-05-10T10:45:03+00:00 February 23rd, 2007|j.ello on IT, Uncategorized|0 Comments

j.ello on IT Part 3: I’ve Got No Strings…

It's the boss' fault.  There... I said it.  But that's not important right now.  First, a lesson in macro-economics, innovation and human nature. Is computing a commodity? A commodity is a bulk product that has no differentiation among vendors.  Commodities are bought and sold almost exclusively based on price as opposed to quality or other unique values and features. [...]

By | 2007-10-23T20:54:40+00:00 September 2nd, 2006|j.ello on IT, Uncategorized|0 Comments

j.ello on IT Part 2: IT’s About Automation, Stupid.

What's IT?  For a complete, clear and detailed explanation, we turn to Wikipedia.  Well, ok, so I jest... it's woefully vague, probably inaccurate, though not entirely indefensible.  The current entry just doesn't annoy anyone enough to bother changing it - it's a "democratic truth".  Fact is, IT used to mean something, but misuse, time and evolution have diluted [...]

By | 2007-10-23T20:50:43+00:00 September 1st, 2006|CIO, IT, j.ello on IT, Management, Technology|0 Comments