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Vendor Management
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 72
This article briefly outlines the four significant stages of a vendor management program (strategic fit, selection and contract, execution, and renewal), along with useful components and recommended actions for each stage. In addition to tactical steps, cr...
 
Status Quo—The Silent Killer
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:May 2010
pp. 61-64
This article discusses the actual growth and potential growth in business problem. Very few organizations in this economy have been able to achieve real top-line revenue growth, and those that have done so are constantly questioning whether that growth is ...
 
Will Repatriation Cause IT Shortages in the US?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 62-64
<p>Recent conversations with global CIOs has reflected a concern that growth in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will result in an outflow of ex-patriot resources returning to their home countries. While the impact and timeline o...
 
The IT of Shipbuilding
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 64
Most CIOs involved in manufacturing produce high quantities of a variety of designs, with some amount of customization for special customers. Shipbuilding and mega-yacht construction is on the other end of that spectrum--where production of a single unit i...
 
IT Frameworks
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello,Mark A. Langley,Kirk Botula,Eileen Forrester,Martin Curley,Jim Kenneally,Martin Delaney,Stephen McLaughlin
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 64
This article is a collection of papers collected from the nonprofits that run three critical frameworks in use by IT organizations around the globe&amp;#x2013;the Project Management Institute, Capability Maturity Model Integration, and the Innovation V...
 
IT Frameworks
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello,Mark A. Langley,Kirk Botula,Eileen Forrester,Martin Curley,Jim Kenneally,Martin Delaney,Stephen McLaughlin
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 64
This article is a collection of papers collected from the nonprofits that run three critical frameworks in use by IT organizations around the globe&amp;#x2013;the Project Management Institute, Capability Maturity Model Integration, and the Innovation V...
 
Random Thoughts for CIOs
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 64
This collection of talking points on a variety of topics will help guide CIOs, outlining the skills and tools they need to succeed.
 
Why Is IT Still Broken?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello,Beverly Prohaska
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 64
Why hasn't IT delivered the promises envisioned 20 years ago? Some likely culprits include uninformed business management teams, poor project and portfolio management, low participation from business executives and sponsors on IT-enabled business projects,...
 
2013 Trends and Strategies
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello,Beverly Prohaska
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 64
This article examines the key technology trends and strategies facing CIOs for 2013, including mobility &#x0026; BYOD, the personal cloud (BYOC), mobile apps (HTML5), Big Data, social media, corporate app stores, in-memory computing, actionable analyti...
 
Social Media for the Enterprise: What's Next?
Found in: IT Professional
By Beverly Prohaska,Tom Costello
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 64
Social media gives companies an opportunity to protect their reputation andenhance their brand, but it requires them to do more than just monitor social buzz about their products. This department explores how CIOs must work with their organizations and the...
 
Business Continuity: Beyond Disaster Recovery
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 64
CIOs, when asked if they're prepared for a pandemic, pull out their disaster recovery (DR) plan. Unfortunately, most CIOs have DR documents that are not connected or aligned with their organizations Business Continuity Plan (BCP), if one exists, at all. Fu...
 
Who Owns Applications?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 64, 62-63
Most organizations do a poor job of executing application projects, because IT focuses on the mechanics (time, budget) of a project. However, the “value” of the application is the key metric and the responsibility of the business. Task ownership throughout...
 
Who Owns Applications?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 64, 62-63
Most organizations do a poor job of executing application projects, because IT focuses on the mechanics (time, budget) of a project. However, the “value” of the application is the key metric and the responsibility of the business. Task ownership throughout...
 
Who Owns Applications?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 64, 62-63
Most organizations do a poor job of executing application projects, because IT focuses on the mechanics (time, budget) of a project. However, the “value” of the application is the key metric and the responsibility of the business. Task ownership throughout...
 
Your Hollywood Guide to Antipatterns
Found in: IT Professional
By David Baker,Tom Costello
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 64, 62-63
Learn how to deal with antipatterns with illustrative examples from the movies
 
RACI&#x2014;Getting Projects
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 64, 62-63
This article explores the RACI responsibility matrix. By properly using, enforcing, and implementing RACI across business and IT, project leaders and CIOs can better execute and manage the performance and outcomes of tasks and projects across the enterpris...
 
NASA Contributions to IT
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello,Phillip A. Laplante,Jeffrey Voas
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 2-3
Many beneficial technologies in computing and information processing have emerged over the more than 60 years since the creation of NASA. These technologies have profoundly affected civilian and military computing and IT applications. This issue celebrates...
 
2012 BizTech Trends and Guidance
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 64, 61-63
This list of the
 
Specialists or Generalists?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 64, 63
Every organization should have a mix of technologists and business experts. Where, in your organization, are the business experts? It seems most US businesses lack any true business expertise. Where are the positions for
 
Better Budget Planning
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 64, 62-63
CIOs dread that painful fall ritual of building a budget for the coming year. This discussion of the core concepts of a healthy budget-planning process can help you align project and corporate goals to select projects that add
 
Lean: More than a Shop-Floor Fad
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 64, 62-63
<p>When most business or IT executives hear the term
 
IT without Hardware
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 64,63
<p>As end users continue their drive for approval to use personal iPhones, iPads, and Androids in the workplace, the question (or opportunity) arises regarding a future IT environment that has no IT-owned or acquired hardware. This article outlines t...
 
2011 IT Tech and Strategy Trends
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 64,c3,61-63
It's the time of year for
 
A New Management Framework for IT
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 61-64
<p>As organizations continue to turn to IT to define and improve the value of IT to the mission, the Innovation Value Institute's IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) should be considered. This model examines far more than IT's technical readine...
 
Free and Open Source Software
Found in: IT Professional
By Keith W. Miller, Jeffrey Voas, Tom Costello
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 14-16
<p>Historically, free and open source software (FOSS) has been a movement widely thought to be outside the mainstream of commercial software. But now, corporate entities are big players in FOSS. This introduction looks at how FOSS got to where it is ...
 
COG vs. PPT: Models for Organizational Change
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 62-64
<p>Organizations who have typically attempted to effect strategic change through initiatives aimed at people, processes, or technology are discovering that more meaningful and lasting change is achieved through focus on culture, organization, and gov...
 
CIOs Can Drive Change to a New Strategic Role
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 64, 63
CIOs of the future have to do more than react to change: they need to become more efficient at connecting themselves to the source of change and managing it for tangible business improvement. This article outlines seven steps CIOs can follow potentially dr...
 
Guest Editors' Introduction: Strategic Planning in Today's IT Environment
Found in: IT Professional
By Frank E. Ferrante, G. Reza Djavanshir, Tom Costello
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 6-7
This introduction to the special issue dedicated to strategic planning presents the complexity and dynamics of global enterprise IT management in today's tight and unstable economic environment. IT managers and enterprise executives can achieve their overa...
 
Certification: Does the Emperor Have Any Clothes?
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 64, 63
Too many organizations are requiring certifications in their hiring and vendor selection processes without having any mechanisms in place to ensure those credentials are properly leveraged. This CIO Corner briefly outlines specific problem areas through ex...
 
Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello, Phillip Laplante
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 72, 71
Right now CEOs and board members are under the microscope. The typical CIO, usually struggling for higher visibility and true C-level status, is now in the enviable position of being just outside the scope of C-level witch hunts. At present, the CIO is a f...
 
The Who, What, Why, Where, and When of IT Outsourcing
Found in: IT Professional
By Phillip A. Laplante, Tom Costello, Pawan Singh, Sudi Bindiganavile, Mark Landon
Issue Date:January 2004
pp. 19-23
<p>The decision to outsource depends on several factors that need to be carefully addressed before taking the plunge.</p>
 
Innovation
Found in: IT Professional
By Tom Costello,Beverly Prohaska
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 64
What exactly constitutes innovation, and how do you know if you're doing it? This article briefly outlines some key definitions and attributes of a successful innovation program.
 
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