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Protect your IT strategy from executive attack

Today I want to share with you Brian G.’s story. He is the CIO of a mid-size financial services company with an IT budget of about $30 million. Brian and his team were keen to deliver a top-notch IT strategy to support their company’s rapid growth. They did months of research; analyzed their industry, their […]

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An influential IT strategy – the one pager !

I spend a lot of time talking with IT leaders about their strategy and I am often asked, “how long should the IT strategy be?” My answer is pretty simple and it never fails to provoke a big response at first, followed by a settled calm. So I figured I would share it with you […]

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The IT vision, strategy and alignment calendar

For as many years as I can remember, IT leaders have been struggling to align IT with the business. It’s consistently a number 1 or 2 topic of importance on every IT leadership survey. I know that this is a big topic, and it can mean a lot of different things to different people. And […]

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Who’s afraid of the big, bad cloud?

Cloud computing is all the rage. Everyone’s talking about it. Every day there’s a new story — or 10 — about cloud computing and all the great economic and operational benefits it will bring: Reduced infrastructure costs Increased deployment flexibility and speed Decreased internal overhead and personnel for managing utility-like services Consumption-based payment It all […]

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Essential CIO tools: The strategy presentation

Last week we talked about what the vision presentation should look like and how it can be used to position yourself for greater influence at the executive level. Today we’re going to talk about the IT strategy presentation, which is the presentation you’ll probably use most often. IT strategy presentations are especially difficult because many […]

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