Classic IT Challenges – Operations vs Innovation

This is the third post in a series of writings to discuss issues facing Information Technology (IT) departments. The first challenge was project work vs production support and the second challenge was prioritizing work. IT shops vary in size, budget, and processes. But all IT shops share a common set of challenges that shape how they interact with their inter-company Read More …

Fighting the headwinds and riding the tailwinds of business

Yesterday I ran my first half marathon race. The temperature was in the low 40s with winds 10-15 mph. The course layout was a four lane divided highway. We ran half the race length and then turned around and ran back up the other side. As luck would have it, the first half of the race was into the wind Read More …

Distance education continues to expand

The need for business innovation is constant. I was talking to a friend this week about changes in the banking industry sparked by advancements in technology. The conversation topics included the importance of physical bank branches today and the future of branches for banks in the future. During our discussion I said that all industries must continually reinvent themselves through Read More …

Marketing technology thought readings 10

I participate in digital spaces by capturing, marking, and commenting on content around the internet. This is a recurring post of three links that I think others will find valuable for their thought lives. How Starbucks is turning itself into a tech company by Jennifer Van Grove of VentureBeat. I’m not a big coffee drinker in the sense that I Read More …

Why innovation must move beyond ROI

Innovation is a darling buzzword and I still see the term used frequently in my readings. But what’s really behind the word innovation? Why do some companies seem to get it while others don’t? Innovation is defined as doing something new or doing something that already exists in a new way. Established companies want to think of themselves as innovative Read More …