Concentre-land Makes IT Transformation Seriously Fun

Concentre-land Makes IT Transformation Seriously Fun

Here’s the challenge: Transform your IT organization. Drive meaningful business value and measurable ROI. Anticipate and avoid a myriad of traps, roadblocks and pitfalls. Navigate untold human factors and crucial conversations—including leadership issues, competition for limited resources and plain old naysayers. Then, once all of that is complete, you can finally begin the task of delivering a successful project. Sounds like fun, right? Fortunately, it […]

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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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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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Congratulations CIO Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations CIO Hall of Fame Inductees

CIO Magazine recently inducted a new class of technology leaders, whose work has profoundly shaped the IT/business landscape, to its CIO Hall of Fame. Since the awards’ inception over three decades ago, only 85 members including this year’s honorees have been recognized for demonstrating both creative vision and practical leadership in information technology. Of the seven inductees in this year’s class, six offered their views […]

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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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The Value of an IT Strategy: How to Deliver Meaningful Results

The Value of an IT Strategy: How to Deliver Meaningful Results

As enterprises embark on the path to digital transformation in hopes of becoming more responsive and proactive, business leaders are recognizing the need for IT strategy. However, even with a strategic initiative in place, most IT organizations fail to effectively execute and/or deliver the desired results. In either scenario, IT executives often struggle to demonstrate the value technology brings to the business across the enterprise. […]

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The Technology of Consensus

The Technology of Consensus

More often than not, business leaders tell us that their IT organizations don’t deliver what’s needed—or when it’s needed. At the same time, IT feels pressure to satisfy everyone in the company—and ends up pleasing no one. Either way, initiatives fail and everyone is dissatisfied. The reality is this: Demand for IT solutions will always be greater than supply. It’s true even in sophisticated organizations […]

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The Changing Role of the CIO

The Changing Role of the CIO

Recently I spoke at the Evanta CIO Conference in Dallas, talking with Randy Sloan, the CIO of Southwest Airlines, about the transformation of the Technology function from “cost center to value creator” in a journey he has led over the last three years. But I spent most of my time listening to a number of other speakers and influencers: Ed Dolanski (CEO of Aviall), Mike Rawlings (Mayor of Dallas), Kevin […]

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