CIOs wish for simpler ways to wrangle data and experiment with business models – but change remains hard to scale. Also, it may be time to stop chasing “alignment.”
Our 10 most popular articles in 2015
Our community of CIOs and IT executives have shared an impressive array of wisdom, advice, lessons learned, and transformation journeys on our site in 2015. We took a look back to see which articles were the most popular with our readers this year. Here are the 10 articles that received the highest number of page views in 2015.
Speaking on stage at the CIO 100 conference in Colorado Springs, CO, in August 2015, Facebook CIO Tim Campos used a controversial email from Mark Zuckerberg as an example to emphasize three takeaways from his time at Facebook on culture, innovation, and data that he hoped other CIOs could take back to their organizations. Read the full article.
The Enterprisers Project reviewed its followers and hand-picked 20 accounts we think could enrich the Twitter stream for IT pros. Our list includes CIOs, media outlets, bloggers, consultants, and a healthy mix of technology news, leadership advice, and observations from peers that can help make time spent on Twitter worthwhile. Read the full article.
In this interview, Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud, says, "One thing CIOs need to understand is that you don’t just buy a can of 'Microservices' and paint all your code with it and be done. How you get there depends on whether you are trying to alter an existing monolithic application or are designing from scratch." For more insights, read the full article.
The pace of traditional IT isn't keeping up with the rate at which new consumerized services need to be developed, delivered, and iterated to address technology trends, consumer desires, and competitive landscapes. We asked some of our Enterprisers what they’re doing to keep pace, from modernizing legacy IT to adopting new IT management processes. Read the full article.
Former senior vice president and chief information officer of The New York Times, Marc Frons, writes, "In the early days of the web, almost all brick-and-mortar companies woefully under-invested in digital technology and product development. These days everyone has a website and even a mobile app or two. But the shift to mobile is so rapid that many companies are in danger of repeating the same mistake and under-investing in mobile." Read the full article.
Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon writes, "Naturally, we turn to our own open source solutions for our operating system, middleware, and cloud needs. Beyond that, we always seek out open source solutions first for our other business needs, such as user authorization and telephony. It’s through these first-hand experiences that I’ve reflected on the reasons why open source is a good fit for the enterprise." Read the full article.
Lance Weaver, CTO for Cloud at GE Corporate, writes, "We support approximately 9,000 applications at GE, and our enterprise IT efforts right now are focused on moving the vast bulk of them into public cloud." Weaver provides his threefold approach in the full article.
As Jet Propulsion Lab’s CIO, Jim Rinaldi, and IT Chief Technology Officer, Tom Soderstrom, define it, chaotic architecture at its core means building technology tools based on changeable modules with a short half-life and securing data while viewing applications as temporary. We learn more about this concept in this interview. Read the full article.
In this interview, Adam Dennison, SVP and publisher of IDG Enterprise, says, "There is one pain point that I hear from almost every CIO I speak with, and this one may in fact be keeping them up at night: talent. The issues with talent go beyond hiring as CIOs struggle to build and retain teams that can handle the fast-moving, ever-changing needs of digital transformation." Read the full article.
Marc Frons, former senior vice president and chief information officer of The New York Times, writes, "Many companies make the mistake of assuming moving faster is merely an act of will, like going on a diet or saving more of your paycheck. In fact, the reasons product development seems to drag on forever or technology projects take too long have more to do with underlying processes, technology and culture than a failure of will." Read the full article.
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