Oh I See! Getting CIOs to view their jobs from a different angle:

Change management


March 2, 2015  11:57 AM

How not to implement an ERP today!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Leadership

I recently met one of the senior team members of an enterprise who had decided to move away from bespoke custom developed solutions to implement a market leading ERP solution. For the company it was a big step forward after much discussion, debate and hesitation on the changeover and expected...

February 16, 2015  4:38 PM

Give up on inertia and take the first step

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Internet of Things, Wearable devices

A long time back I wanted to write a book on Organizational Inertia; it was to be an expression of angst from stories captured from many IT teams on theirs and my experiences in large enterprises. The funny thing is that large enterprises have a peculiar life of their own which makes interesting...


February 2, 2015  10:23 AM

How not to do M&A integration

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Leadership

Why does the team need to travel and spend money? You know well enough that there is pressure on costs and it is imperative that everyone contribute and IT is no exception. I don’t want to hear excuses on why it will not work effectively. Get on to a video conference to understand more about...


January 26, 2015  2:50 PM

Digital natives leading digital immigrants leading digital dinosaurs

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Digital business, Digital transformation, Leadership

We are going digital and we will change the way the industry leverages digital! You know these 20 year old bright B-school interns? I am sure these kids who were born with technology know a lot about how their generation uses the Internet and devices and Internet of Things and wearables... They...


December 29, 2014  8:53 AM

No decision, the biggest enemy to progress

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Leadership

Case 1: It was a global RFP for a solution that had almost every solution provider pitching for the business. It was a large opportunity with the customer being one of the leaders by size in the industry. Everyone wanted to bid and put their best foot forward with local and global...


November 24, 2014  12:15 PM

Cost of inefficiency – Penny wise and pound foolish!

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, IT costs, IT value management

The CIO was doing quite well; he had good credibility within the company as well as outside with peers in the industry. He wasn’t the flamboyant type, neither was he a pushover; he participated in industry discussions and was seen as the strong, silent and effective leader. His company had...


November 17, 2014  12:28 PM

DevOps: Solving the non-existent problem for good IT

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, DevOps, IT support, Software development

I have been flooded with articles, case studies, and the benefits of DevOps; every newsletter that I subscribe to (over a dozen that arrive in my inbox every day) has at least one link that headlines DevOps. In the initial days I read a few of them with curiosity and forwarded some of the articles...


November 10, 2014  8:34 AM

Does BI require business to be intelligent?

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Business Intelligence, Change management

“This is awesome, I love it! Let’s make this live next week; and don’t tell me that it cannot be done in that timeframe! After that we will work upon models for the other parts of the business and zap them with data that they have never seen before." So said the CXO who had just been...


July 21, 2014  6:57 AM

Six blind men and the elephant – the awakening

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Collaboration

Part 1 was published last week; this is the second and final part of the story. So, oft in theologic wars The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter...


July 14, 2014  7:00 AM

Six blind men and the elephant

Arun Gupta Arun Gupta Profile: Arun Gupta
Change management, Collaboration

It was six men of Indostan, To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant, (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation, Might satisfy his mind. So goes an

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