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Part 9: Toward A New Normal

We’ve outlined and recommended new and better approaches to developing and managing information systems. Most companies we work with are applying some of them, but in bits and pieces. We argue that the time and technology [...]

By | Thursday, February 2, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 9: Toward A New Normal

Part 8: Better Methods At Work

The methods we’ve discussed prove valuable in meeting a wide variety of information systems challenges. Here are some examples. Rebuild fast. An independent power producer acquired another producer, adding plants, expanding market coverage, and quadrupling the [...]

By | Sunday, January 29, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 8: Better Methods At Work

Part 7: Grapevine

Tectonic's methods for agile applications development, cumulative platform building, and unleashing the value of technology assets are called Grapevine. It’s a unique combination of capabilities, therefore a bit tricky to explain: It’s not a proprietary technology, but rather uses powerful technology [...]

By | Friday, January 27, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 7: Grapevine

Part 6: The Third Way

There have long been two basic approaches to putting business systems in place. Building custom applications from scratch was the norm until the rise of software packages and ERP systems with extensive functionality. Then most companies adopted a “buy, don’t build” [...]

By | Thursday, January 26, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 6: The Third Way

Part 5: Core And Edge

Over the past few years, we have witnessed an unprecedented stampede of information technology innovation. The confluence of social media, mobility, cloud computing, software as a service, and others is radically redefining the way that information technology drives and supports [...]

By | Friday, January 20, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 5: Core And Edge

Part 4: New Approaches, New Attitudes

The game has changed. Technology has moved from barrier to enabler. The old trade-offs among scale, speed, and cost are evaporating. We can store, process, and transmit almost unimaginable amounts of data at extraordinarily low cost. The modular and [...]

By | Thursday, January 19, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 4: New Approaches, New Attitudes

Part 3: How Things Should Work

We recommend revisiting the goals of your major information systems and your computing environment as a whole. Consider these five basic objectives: Data is available. Businesses are forever finding new uses for existing data and useful opportunities to combine data [...]

By | Friday, January 13, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 3: How Things Should Work

Part 2: Time To Reengineer IT – Again

When Mike Hammer and I published Reengineering the Corporation in 1992, we saw the world of business frozen in complexity and outdated business processes. Work that seemed simple was taking too long to do and costing too much. Mike’s favorite [...]

By | Wednesday, January 11, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 2: Time To Reengineer IT – Again

Part 1: Six Questions Executive Teams Should be Asking About Their Information Systems

With the astounding pace of technological innovation, we tend to assume that information technology stays far ahead of businesses’ ability to use it well. That’s often true of individual technologies. But businesses sometimes have to wait for technology to catch [...]

By | Wednesday, January 4, 2017|Series - Information Systems|Comments Off on Part 1: Six Questions Executive Teams Should be Asking About Their Information Systems

Cloudy With A Chance Of Financial Gain

I'm seeing more and more indications that Corporate America is ready to embrace the cloud in a major way. Most recently I came across the following infographic which shows the difference in average annual salary between "cloud" professionals and [...]

By | Tuesday, February 17, 2015|Technology|Comments Off on Cloudy With A Chance Of Financial Gain