Move Faster, in the Right Direction with Valu-ocity™

Move Faster, in the Right Direction with Valu-ocity™

One of the consistent challenges that business leaders face is the pressure that comes from customers, stakeholders and competitors – more, faster, better. Most recently I have seen this with a CTO working hard to keep the lights on and lay out a three year vision and roadmap for technology, all while other teams within the organization are making significant technology decisions that may or […]

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Hurricane Harvey: What Leaders Can Learn from the Storm

Hurricane Harvey: What Leaders Can Learn from the Storm

The most predictable thing about hurricanes is that they will happen. Inevitably, one of those harmless clouds out in the ocean will grow from tiny speck into a massive storm that wreaks havoc on whatever communities are unfortunate enough to stand in its way. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the media has been flooded with stories of heroism, images of heartbreaking loss, and endless […]

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4 Steps to Speed Up Value Delivery with Valu-ocity™

4 Steps to Speed Up Value Delivery with Valu-ocity™

One of the consistent challenges that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and technology leaders face is the pressure that comes from business leaders and customers – more, faster, better. Business customers crystallize the pressure from shareholders, the board, and the chief executive, who are all asking the CIO to work faster to deliver more within a shorter period of time. However, what they’re really asking is […]

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Minding the Gap: Tracking Business Capabilities to Drive Value

Minding the Gap: Tracking Business Capabilities to Drive Value

As an organization moves through a digital transformation or major IT initiative, it’s essential for leadership to understand how every department adds value, advances the core business objectives and aligns with the corporate strategy. This is especially true for IT, as stakeholders strive to break down the language barrier between technology and business. But the pace of change, the demands of the business, and confusion […]

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Insights into Shadow IT

Insights into Shadow IT

In 2016, businesses are racing towards digital and technological transformation. They are growing internal IT budgets and/or departments, restructuring their entire strategy and IT planning, and launching digital projects and platforms in search of improved ROI. Throughout these transformations, many things can happen to the business and its strategy. When changes within IT organizations turn into a global trend, the employees here at Concentre get […]

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Pitfalls of Blindly Following Benchmarks

Pitfalls of Blindly Following Benchmarks

Ronald Reagan gave us a familiar dictum: “Trust, but verify.” When companies compare themselves to industry leaders or competitors, it’s often with the assumption that those other organizations have got it right. That’s sometimes the case, but it’s not always true. It’s important to observe and understand how different organizations operate. All too frequently, however, companies look to industry benchmarks as the be-all and end-all. […]

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The Next Level Show: Business Strategies & the Technology Function

The Next Level Show: Business Strategies & the Technology Function

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Steven Neuner and Bob Gibbons on their entrepreneurial radio segment, The Next Level Show. Their tagline is “Conversations that Propel Business.” I hope my interview has done just that. The interview felt quick, but we were able to cover a lot of ground when it comes to the topic of business and technology strategies. We discussed how Concentre […]

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The Cost of Not Having a Plan

The Cost of Not Having a Plan

For many businesses, this is the time of year that is taken up with discussions on annual planning. On one end of the spectrum, some companies we have worked with have started their process in July and are wrapping up by the time October comes around. For others, annual planning can bleed into the new year. To some on the edges of the process, it […]

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Ten Must-Read Books for Today’s CIO [Infographic]

Ten Must-Read Books for Today’s CIO [Infographic]

The way we do business is consistently evolving. The primary driver of this evolution has always been advances in technology, and it’s likely to always be the main reason corporations will continue to transform. However, strategies and expectations aren’t the only components forced to adapt alongside changing technology. Our IT organizations are not only working to keep up with the latest and greatest but are […]

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How to Achieve a 3:1 ROI on IT Transformation

How to Achieve a 3:1 ROI on IT Transformation

For any complex organization that relies on technology, digital transformation is a “when” not an “if.” Business leaders are recognizing what can happen when they start looking at IT as a partner, not a vendor. That means the stakes are getting higher. Leaders expect not only to break even on IT transformation, but to generate meaningful results. So, what if your business could not only […]

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