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 November 17, 2015
Before writing her most recent book, titled Disrupt Yourself, author Whitney Johnson was a business partner with superstar thinker Clayton Christensen, who pioneered the concept of disruptive and sustaining innovation. In the book, Johnson urges readers to apply Christensen’s principles of disruptive innovation to their professional career. She believes that applying these principles to oneself […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 13, 2015
Innovation and startups are important topics in my discussions with senior business leaders on CXOTalk. For many large companies, startups can jump start innovation and bypass corporate antibodies that favor stability over growth. Although the value of startups to established firms is clear, managing the relationship can be fraught with difficulty. In this guest post, […]
By Michael Krigsman on November 2, 2015
Historically, IT departments consisted of large computers, located in air conditioned facilities, requiring specialized expertise to run, program, and maintain. Given the complexity, cost, and difficulty of using these early computers, IT staff were the high priests and business users did not have direct access to the machines. In 1967, computer architect Robert S. Barton […]
By Michael Krigsman on October 27, 2015
Questions about the ongoing role and relevance of IT are among the top discussion points that come up during my conversations with Chief Information Officers. The concerns are reasonable, given the increasing technology sophistication proliferating throughout many organizations and the uncertain implications of digital transformation for IT. Solving the challenge of CIO relevance requires an […]
By Michael Krigsman on October 19, 2015
Version one of the venerable Firefox browser was released in 2004. Today, 41 versions later, Firefox is the third most popular browser and its developer, Mozilla, employs 1,000 people. Also read: SugarCRM CEO talks customer engagement, selling, and the empowered digital consumer As an organization based on the principles of open source, Mozilla relies on […]
By Michael Krigsman on October 11, 2015
Almost every modern chief information officer wants to develop strategic relevance to their organization. Relevance is fundamental because technology expertise has extensively proliferated outside IT into business units and corporate functions, like marketing and finance. During a lengthy CXOTalk conversation with Chris Hjelm, the CIO of The Kroger Company, we discussed these important issues. Kroger […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 28, 2015
We often hear discussions about Millennials in the workplace. This generation, consisting of people born roughly between 1980 and 2000, will play an increasingly important role in the knowledge economy. The image shows how large the Millennial group is in comparison to other generations. To learn more about how Millennials view the work environment, I […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 21, 2015
Saleforce.com’s annual Dreamforce conference highlights the growth of cloud and brings clarity to the company’s overall strategy.
By Michael Krigsman on September 16, 2015
Selling is the lifeblood of most companies. But traditional, command-and-control approaches to enterprise sales may not always be best. Among the alternatives is a school of thought called “social selling.” This approach leverages social media as a mechanism to understand customers and support their business goals. More than that, social selling embodies a philosophy that […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 8, 2015
Industry veteran Joe Cowan talks live about Epicor, what’s happening in the industry, customer expectations, and how to run a successful ERP implementation.