Tag Archives: IT Finance

4 Steps to Improving IT Value Realization

Improving IT value realization is clearly top of mind for many executives these days. Sadly, IT value realization is more of a focus among CEO’s and CFO’s than it appears it is for CIO’s. The reasons I am hearing for the interest … Continue reading

Posted in CIO Job, IT Financial Management, IT Risk Management | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Ethics in IT Outsourcing

Ethics in IT Outsourcing by Tandy Gold is a surprisingly great read on the ethics in IT outsourcing as well as IT ethics and business ethics more generally. The reason it was a surprise is that the Gold tackles the … Continue reading

Posted in IT Outsourcing, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: Ethics in IT Outsourcing

Capacity Planning Maturity Pipe Dream

Capacity planning maturity seems like it must be a pipe dream for the majority of IT departments. Unlike other process maturity questions, when it comes to capacity planning process maturity, I am wondering if thinking in terms of levels even … Continue reading

Posted in CIO Job, IT Financial Management, IT Performance Management | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

IT Budget Benchmarks and More IT Staffing Benchmarks

Apparently everyone loves IT staffing benchmarks and IT metrics so much that I am following up IT Staffing Ratios Benchmarks with some additional IT staffing benchmarks and some interesting IT budget benchmarks.

Posted in IT Financial Management, IT Performance Management | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

5 Reasons You Can’t Get IT Funding

When it comes to IT funding, many of the CIO’s I talk to are at a loss for why they continue to lose the IT funding battle. Whether the battle is over keeping existing funding levels during budget cuts or … Continue reading

Posted in IT Financial Management | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on 5 Reasons You Can’t Get IT Funding

IT Stress Test – Lessons from Submarines

IT stress test scenarios using lessons from submarines will determine the IT department’s minimum operating levels and what is truly critical. Using some analogies from my time on submarines seemed like an interesting and relevant way to further illustrate the … Continue reading

Posted in IT Financial Management, IT Risk Management | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on IT Stress Test – Lessons from Submarines

Alternative Payment Systems Reducing the Cost of College

Alternative payment systems can reduce the cost of college for students, add convenience, and eliminate the cost of tuition payment systems. In many ways this should be a no-brainer for CFO’s and CIO’s. Yet roughly 50% of all colleges and … Continue reading

Posted in IT Financial Management, IT Strategy | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Colleges May Soon Get Credit Card Surcharge Rights

Colleges may soon be able to charge a credit card surcharge on all credit card transactions according to a Wall Street Journal article. According to the article, it appears Visa and Mastercard may be ready to settle a year long … Continue reading

Posted in IT Financial Management | Tagged | 2 Comments

Credit Card Convenience Fees in Higher Ed

Recently I set out to do a little research into convenience fees for credit cards and other forms of electronic payments in Higher Ed. I wanted to examine the opportunity for CIO’s to adopt alternative payment systems or alternate currencies … Continue reading

Posted in CIO Job | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

IT Governance and the LMS – Principles of IT Governance

IT Governance and the LMS is an attempt to explain IT governance operationally as it relates to any application using the LMS as an example. So although this post will substitute the ‘any application’ with the LMS, readers should be … Continue reading

Posted in IT Governance | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment