Gartner’s hype cycle turned upside down to assess Brexit

Brexit will hurt, but less than predicted once we reach the Plateau of Pragmatism Gartner veep and fellow Mark Raskino has applied the analyst firm’s famed Hype Cycle to Brexit. Gartner’s Hype Cycle plots technologies’ fortunes, asserting that after birth Read more ›

One minute enterprise architecture

Real enterprise architecture practices don’t really reflect the ‘spirit’ of EA frameworks and proposes an alternative terminology. Presently the notion of enterprise architecture (EA) is closely associated with EA frameworks. However, my analysis shows that real EA practices resemble neither Read more ›

Musings on IT strategy

IT strategy is more about problem solving than about the adoption of new technologies. A new CIO, a new broom… Which modern CIO wouldn’t want ‘The new way to work together’ as promised by SharePoint1? After all, SharePoint has benefits Read more ›

The ever-learning IT leader – why CIOs must be open to new ideas

 The past decade of business IT has been characterised by constant change. From consumerisation to cloud, CIOs have had to contend with a range of new trends and challenges. The next decade will be characterised by more change. In fact, Read more ›

Who are you?

  A question in a past CISA examination was along the lines of ‘what is the biggest threat presented by single sign-on?’ The answer, of course, was ‘maximum exposure if the sign-on credentials are compromised’ and herein lies the question Read more ›

Identity on the internet

  When a wise man suggested the idea of an ‘internet passport’, it attracted a largely critical response. The main objectors focused on the viability of the suggestion; how would it be implemented and how could it be assured and Read more ›

Project Management – the Lean way

The failure rate statistics for IT-based projects paint a pretty dire picture. Let us redesign success based in terms of value. ‘What proportion of IT-based projects deliver what they say they would, on time and on budget?’ The answers are usually Read more ›