The Odd Couple of the Digital Age

It used to be that IT market research could be segmented into tidy categories of technology types written for technology professionals. Analysts looked at technology through the lens of IT and the distinct categories it served. Working with Human Resources (HR) or other business-aligned professionals for advice and perspective was not needed, as the focus…

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DOD

DOD Cloud Strategy: CIO Multicloud Recommendations from JEDI and CIA

The Department of Defense (DOD) awarded underdog Microsoft a massive cloud computing contract on October 25, 2019. This announcement was an enormous surprise to IT analysts and the cloud industry. This award was stripped down from the original Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) $10B cloud plan to a $1million guarantee for Microsoft work. It leaves…

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Digital Enterprise

Becoming a Digital Enterprise (Part three)

Digital is not an enterprise strategy, it’s part of the enterprise fabric. Becoming a digital enterprise requires a plan, however. As the digital enterprise mindset unfolds, so does the work to establish and implement a well-curated, holistic, and dynamically transforming digital enterprise.  The digital enterprise focuses on how the business will be executed, and that…

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Adopting a Digital Enterprise Mindset (Part two)

Digital facilitates a mindset of ever-accelerating business change. The first installment of this series introduced the digital enterprise as a radical rethinking of business because of digital capabilities. No business can exist today without having some digital capacity. Barring a few outliers, most enterprises have a website, email, devices, and productivity applications. Yet most enterprises…

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Risk Management

Are you a Digital Enterprise? (Part one)

The bombardment of “Digital Transformation” imperatives is generating confusion and cross purposes for enterprises. Digital transformation means different things, depending on who you talk to. Analysts, like myself, assert (see this prediction) that organizations need to transform their digital capabilities and approaches now to compete in the future. But digital transformation is the tip of…

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