One of the privileges of advising customers on business/IT alignment is that you get to visit fascinating people and hear their views on current management topics. Last Tuesday was an example worth sharing. In the morning I visited the CIO of a flight services company at a local airport, in the evening I was a few kilometers down the road at a large hospital talking to – whether you believe this or not – the brain surgery team.
Just as new manufacturing techniques and technology innovations led to the industrial revolution a century ago, the automotive industry is again experiencing dramatic shifts in its core business model. Technology-led advances are transforming not only the vehicle itself but also the way it is developed, produced, sold and serviced — to serve changing customer preferences in an ever more competitive world. Read More
With Generation Y a new generation of young well-educated people urges in the world of employment which has a high affinity for technology and modern means of communication. Grown up in the era of internet and smartphones, the competition between employers for the “Best” of this generation flares up in the “war for talent”. Read More
In the deepest darkest recesses of Information Technology history (few might even go so far as to call it the “digital dark ages”), people believed that once an application was delivered into production, that was basically the end of the conversation and the job was finished. No more questions asked. Read More