Tag Archives: Performance Assessment

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

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Enough with the IT Cowboys, Firefighters and Heroes

When will we decide as a profession that we have had enough of the IT cowboys, firefighters and heroes? Isn’t it time for the sheriff to run every last IT cowboy out of town with orders to never show their face around … Continue reading

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Big Data or Big Problems

Before you start planning for your big data requirements and asking for a big data budget, make sure what you think is big data isn’t really just big problems. That’s my best advise from a more enlightened perspective on how … Continue reading

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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.

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IT Staffing Ratios Benchmarks

IT staffing ratios benchmarks should be checked each year against your own IT staffing ratios to be sure you still match up with current IT staffing trends. As important as it is to check industry specific IT staffing ratios benchmarks, … Continue reading

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Virtualization Metrics and Virtualization Benchmarks

Server virtualization metrics and virtualization benchmarks are critical to analyzing the financial and operational performance benefits from virtualization. This is especially true when you want to know if you are achieving the full ROI that virtualization offers for improved staffing … Continue reading

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6 IT Success Factors Your Customers Care About

There are 6 IT success factors that reflect your customer’s definition of IT success which every IT organization should be tuned into and measuring. I have settled on these 6 IT success factors because they surface in nearly every engagement … Continue reading

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Book Review: Information Technology Control and Audit Fourth Edition

Information Technology Control and Audit, Fourth Edition is one of a handful of books I think of as a must have reference book on every CIO’s bookshelf or in the IT department library. Now in its fourth edition, Information Technology Control … Continue reading

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Badass Honey Badger CIO

Badass Honey Badger CIO is aimed at CIO’s who want to excel. So if you’re satisfied with with coasting or just being average, Badass Honey Badger CIO is not for you. Seriously, the badass honey badger CIO is written for … Continue reading

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2012 US Higher Education Web Tools Market Share

The 2012 US Higher Education Web Tools Market Share: Advertising, Analytics, Trackers, and Widgets report has just been released. This report, available in the Products, is the first research of its kind into the exploding use of web tools on college … Continue reading

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