Cybersecurity: Don’t Leave the Keys Under the Mat

Dateline: September 22, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With information security in the headlines over the past few weeks, it's also time to remind ourselves that all the technology in the world won't help our organizations be cyber resilient if the people in the organization inadvertaintly create vulnerabilities.  That was the … [Read more...]

Realizing the Value from AI and Machine Learning Requires People

Dateline: September 1, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. AI and machine learning are all the rage, and the promise of once again transforming the way work is done and decisions are made looms large.  One aspect of this promise is the replacement of people with intelligent, decision-making AI and machine learning systems.  Recently, … [Read more...]

IT Alone Cannot Protect Your Organization from Cyber Risks

Dateline: March 10, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Cybersecurity is increasingly an organization-wide concern, and successful cybersecurity plans cover all aspects of the organization, and involve all levels of the staff.  The World Economic Forum recently published an article, How to Prepare for the cyberattack that is coming to … [Read more...]

The Danger of Relying on Data for Decisions

Dateline: December 9, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Data-driven decision making is quickly becoming table stakes for every managerial decision. Using analytics to understand options and predict outcomes relies on data to fuel the analytics engine.  Recently Professor Sam Ransbotham, editor of the Sloan Management Review Data and … [Read more...]

Digital Ecosystems

Dateline: July 1, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Last week's idea was from MIT's recent CIO Symposium.  Today's idea also came from that event.  Professor Peter Weill, Director at CISR research center, moderated a panel session on Thriving Through Digital Ecosystems.  The research discussed in that session found that digital … [Read more...]

Building a Data Security Culture

Dateline: June 24, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Last week's idea was from MIT's recent CIO Symposium.  Today's idea also came from that event.  Professor Sandy Pentland moderated a panel session on Big Data 2.0  that was summarized in Baseline Magazine.  One panelist, Anthony Christie, from Level 3 Communications was … [Read more...]

Managing IT Human Capital in the On-Demand Economy

Dateline: June 17, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. The on-demand economy (also called the Gig Economy) has created numerous unintended consequences for IT organizations and their business partners.  One impact is redefining the way work is done and who is doing it.  Recently MIT Sloan School held their annual CIO Symposium and … [Read more...]

Leading Digital Transformation

Dateline: July 24, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Our organizations are continually transforming, and today the catalyst is the digital opportunities that crop up daily in our world.  Recently the Sloan Management Review published research on Transforming the Digital Enterprise done by MIT researchers and Deloitte Digital.  The … [Read more...]

Bottlenecks to Analytics

Dateline: May 10, 2013 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. High on the list of important technologies for most organizations today is analytics and business intelligence.  Recently Editors from MIT's Sloan Management Review and SAS's Chief Research Officer held a webinar to share results of their research study on the use of analytics.  They … [Read more...]