IT Leadership

RAY ALLEN 2014 Year in Review

Dear Friends, As 2014 winds to a close, I’d like to take some take to reflect on the successes and growth RAY ALLEN has experienced over the past 12 months, as well as direct all credit to the talented and driven team that surrounds me at RAY ALLEN. This past year was a big one, […] Read More

Customer Centric Companies: Guidance for today’s CIOs

For a long time now IT has been serving the internal business customers who then serve the organization’s customers. Well there has been a great shift. Such days are long gone, CIOs are now in the era ‘the Age of the customer’. When compared to the age of information that lasted for almost two decades, […] Read More

Transparency in Tech Leadership: A Must for Successful Managers

Over the course of my career, I’ve seen great changes in the IT services and technology fields. For me, one of the biggest and more important changes involve the shift in perspective of what constitutes great leadership in technology businesses. As shared in this blog’s previous post, IT Leadership Transparency, there have been changes in […] Read More

IT Leadership Transparency

The current market has taken a shift for the IT leadership. Gone are the days when information about leaders and their practices was a preserve of the top and mighty. The shift in the digital divide has literally changed goals posts. People have information about their employers, companies and products just a click or a […] Read More

Changes are predicted for the CIO

Possible removal of the “C” in the CIO role There have been several researches done in the IT world that have sent serious messages across the IT world. There are warning signs to the effect that the CIO role could be undergoing major changes that may lead to a decline in the power attributed to […] Read More

Improving the IT organization – Does That Start at the Top?

There have been shocking revelations from the McKinsey research about IT. There has been a “growing dissatisfaction” with IT performance. This observation is from both users and the IT ranks in the organization. Surprisingly, a third of the respondents to this research who were IT leaders believed that replacing their own leadership was key for […] Read More

Three ways of increasing IT value in the organization

According to Intel leaders, there are three ways through which IT’s value can be increased in an organization. We thought they would be interesting to share as they are applicable across many organizations and industries. Understanding the customer The customer is anyone who receives the end product of the business. To add value to an […] Read More

IT Project Management – Balance of Communication and Technical Excellence

With the continued exponential growth of the IT sector complimenting business functions and roles, IT Project Management is the new role that calls for the attention of IT professionals. The IT projects promise great returns for organizations as well as efficiency and effectiveness in their business endeavors. An analysis of the situation reveals that there […] Read More

Expanding the Strategic Role of the CIO and IT

The role of CIO and IT in the recent past cannot be underestimated-in fact, to many organizations, their role has been critical. The world of business has kept on transforming and as such the roles of CIO and IT have to keep in tandem with the market changes. The shifts in relation to such terms […] Read More