Most IT exists to support other IT, not your business directly. A part of this is that stack/web of platforms on which your applications depend. How does that for instance affect #informationsecurity in your designs?
It is an old adagium of warfare: Amateurs talk Strategy, Professionals talk Logistics. Maybe surprisingly, this is true in IT as well. Maybe it is true in any complex and unpredictable situation, which 'big IT' is more and more turning out to be. Logistics considers Strategy a small snack.
A short story about the log4shell vulnerability in log4j that hit the computing world last December with an explanation of the problem and why scanning for it was so hard. With an ArchiMate diagram to illustrate.
IT is one of the few fields where it is generally considered you do not need to understand it to make decisions about it.For good IT advisors, the kind that actually understand what they are advising about, the phrase 'we need an IT advisor who above all understands the business' is a warning sign that can easily mean an environment where being an IT advisor is like being a farmer sowing seeds on hard rock.
IT is notoriously hard to manage and it has been so for decades. As a result, the execution of new strategies is often exceedingly difficult. These 4 articles (2 serious, 2 a bit tongue-in-cheek) are meant to enlighten non-IT-savvy board members.
What is the information revolution doing to us humans? A very condensed journey from essences of digital technology and human intelligence to the role of talk, trust and the impact of IT on society.
It is generally accepted that IT Strategy must follow Business Strategy. It seems a no-brainer. But is it? There are reasons to look at it differently, reasons that become more pressing as organisations become more digital.
Follow-up to the earlier explanatory and critical post on Quantum Computing which addresses Google's 'quantum supremacy' achievement.
Last April, the book The Myth of Artificial Intelligence was published by Harvard University Press. The author is Erik J. Larson, a computer scientist and tech entrepreneur who is active in the field, especially in natural language processing. After reading…
There is a massive movement of organisations moving to agile-at-scale (e.g. SAFe). Ironically, it can turn into an organisation becoming one big 'project', the opposite of what agile wants to achieve.