Well-known expert on why IT projects fail, CEO of Asuret, a Brookline, MA consultancy that uses specialized tools to measure and detect potential vulnerabilities in projects, programs, and initiatives. Also a popular and prolific blogger, writing the IT Project Failures blog for ZDNet. Frequently quoted by the press on topics related to IT management.
By Michael Krigsman on June 17, 2014
Enterprise social software is maturing and the latest entry from SAP is worth your time to investigate.
By Michael Krigsman on May 19, 2014
The relationship between IT and the larger business organization is fraught with challenge and opportunity. Here are practical steps you can take drive value and gain recognition.
By Michael Krigsman on May 7, 2014
Historically, ERP software has been uninteresting and stodgy, the playground of a few dominant on-premise players. Today, a variety of innovative vendors have taken hold in this market, pushing ERP into the cloud while attempting to pull business away from large companies like SAP and Oracle. Some examples among many: FinancialForce announced a $50 million investment […]
By Michael Krigsman on April 28, 2014
Located in a prominent position on the wall of Infor’s New York headquarters, is a large graphic that says, “No Fugly Software.” It is a summary statement of the company’s ongoing effort to define a unique cultural identity that links design to improved outcomes and experiences for customers. Infor is a sleeping giant among enterprise […]
By Michael Krigsman on April 3, 2014
A new study from strategy consulting firm, McKinsey, shows “growing dissatisfaction” with IT performance, from both business users and within the ranks of IT itself. The study notes that almost one-third of IT respondents believe replacing their own leadership should be a top priority to improve IT performance. This data signals a growing crisis, in which […]
By Michael Krigsman on February 28, 2014
Everyone knows I am a strong advocate of Chief Information Officers. It’s a tough job fraught with pressure from management that demands simultaneous cost cutting and innovation along with increasingly sophisticated business requirements for technology-enabled transformation. Despite these challenges and many more, there are great CIOs using technology to drive significant and meaningful business improvements. […]
By Michael Krigsman on February 26, 2014
A top US Air Force leader offers advice on managing business transformation, people, and technology on a huge scale.
By Michael Krigsman on February 19, 2014
A special edition of CxOTalk (episode 44) brings together three top analysts to discuss why enterprise software is so uninspired and how to fix the problem. The conversation is fun, exciting, and completely engaging.
By Michael Krigsman on February 3, 2014
Workday is among the most high-profile examples of a new breed of enterprise software, based completely in the cloud. Started by Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, who led PeopleSoft prior to the acquisition by Oracle, Workday is now a public company. As part of the CxOTalk series of conversations with innovators, we spoke with Workday’s Chief Technology Officer, Stan […]
By Michael Krigsman on January 29, 2014
Many enterprise software startups view success as a simple equation: build a great product and the world will line up to buy. There are two problems with this logic. First, it assumes that great product always drives great success; and second, this thinking leads to feature-oriented, rather than customer-centric, decisions. The tendency to focus on features […]