Tag Archives: IT Finance

5 Myths of IT Governance

I discovered 5 myths of IT governance while following a recent discussion of college CIO’s which are common misconceptions of IT governance. This post picks up from the Definition of IT Governance: What many colleges get wrong by focusing on more general … Continue reading

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Definition of IT Governance: What Many Colleges Get Wrong

The definition of IT Governance still has many college CIO’s confused leading to dysfunctional IT governance models and poor results. That is based on a recent college CIO discussion on IT governance that revealed many CIO’s are more focused on … Continue reading

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Sunk Cost Fallacy: The Irrational Barrier to Effective IT Investments

The irrational psychology of the sunk cost fallacy is a pervasive barrier to effective IT investment decision making and CIO success. Let’s say you spent $1M on a project the vendor says they need another $100K to complete it. Even … Continue reading

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Building The LMS Business Case

Building the LMS business case has to include the total benefits of one LMS product versus another and not get bogged down solely on the total cost or the fascination with open source software as a function of cost. I … Continue reading

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Survey Says! Effectiveness of Technology Investments

I have been stewing over several higher education survey reports lately to the point of it becoming an obsession. So I have decided to try convert my obsession into action with the hopes of it relieving my own stress but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Making Technology Investments Profitable

Making Technology Investments Profitable: ROI Road Map from Business Case to Value Realization is a book about maximizing the true value of IT projects and technology investments. Unlike so many other books on CIO and IT success, Jack Keen focuses on the … Continue reading

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Network Modernization Strategy for FY13

Your FY13 budget will prove to be critical in setting you on the path for network modernization and implementing 10GBase-T, 40GB, 100GB and 4G LTE or 4G WiMAX. Equally important will be the roadmap you develop for implementing the changes … Continue reading

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2012 IT Outsourcing Trends: Some Good, Some Bad

The 2012 IT outsourcing trends will include some good news for CIO’s and some bad, even for CIO’s not currently using IT outsourcing. The 2012 IT outsourcing trends reflect an updated business strategy for the IT outsourcing and managed services … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tech Trends 2012 Healthcare vs Higher Education

The Top 10 Tech Trends 2012 from Healthcare Informatics is a stark contrast to the Top 10 Tech Trends for higher education. The comparison of the healthcare top 10 tech trends to those of higher education has greater relevance than … Continue reading

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Skanska Develops Prefabricated Modular Data Center Design

Imagine building a data center just outside Toronto that you assemble using fully finished prefabricated modules built in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Now imagine that you only have to buy and take delivery of enough data center to get your though … Continue reading

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