CIOs, business-IT collaboration and the journey from information to influence

Cats and dogs. Hatfields and McCoys. Business and IT. Sometimes you just need a couple of names. Great rivalries need no further explanation. At SAS Executive Conference 2014, Jill Dyché, vice president of best practices at SAS, led a panel exploring the way that business leaders and their IT counterparts […]

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20 encounters of the information kind – IT as the business consultant

When I walk into a customer’s office and they tell me that IT is the business’ consultant – BUT they don’t implement the data warehouse (or any other project) in a fashion that makes sense to the business user, I wonder if it's the methodology that's holding back the progress. Methodology is […]

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Stop tapping and start talking

In my previous post, I pondered how the inevitable lag time between the definition of requirements and the delivery of solutions is exacerbated by the business world fluctuating dramatically in short periods of time.  Today’s business requirements may not only be different than yesterday’s business requirements, but today’s business requirements […]

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Baking it in: Change management as part of data governance

If people are the heartbeat of an organization, data is the blood that moves with each pulse. When everything is flowing smoothly the organization thrives. Unfortunately, it is not hard to imagine instances where something malfunctions. Little by little vital components will slow, break, or shut down. Is there a […]

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Top 10 IT considerations for analytics in 2012

It’s hard to believe, but now that 2011 is almost over it’s time to look ahead. The technology pundits are starting to publish their 2012 predictions, and it’s not surprising to see topics like analytics, cloud, big data, mobile, social networking, virtualization, open source on these lists. Instead of creating […]

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Who’s right? Business or IT

I’ve had many recent opportunities to discuss the role of IT and business based on recent research efforts, focus group conversations, customer visits and advisory board discussions. Some of the feedback is really striking and sadly comical – “They don’t get it, they don’t understand analytics” – I heard the […]

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