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February 7, 2013  1:59 PM

Feeding the elephant

Posted by: Arun Gupta
Big Data, CIO and Big Data, ROI, Technology trends

Recently I participated in a Big Data conference which boasted of speakers of all shapes and sizes (literally too) from government, global multinationals, large enterprises, to vendors and academicians rounding off the tail. The audience filled the room to the brim with expectations of gaining...

November 29, 2011  7:58 AM

Finding alternatives

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BAU, business as usual, change management, CIO, cost of IT, ROI, TCO

The bewilderment was visible to everyone who even glanced at the face; not that too many people were in the room, but everyone could clearly see the expression on the face of the chairman. The trigger was the suggestion that the big ERP that has worked well for almost a decade should be discarded...

November 15, 2011  5:00 AM

Get on with IT

Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, IT budgets, IT Metrics, ROI, role of the CIO

The other day I was in a gathering of CIOs being addressed by an eminent editor who was unraveling research conducted by his IT publication. The research surveyed a large number of CIOs who provided their

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December 14, 2010  7:07 AM

Return on Investment, or Return on Intelligence?

Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO and budgets, justifying disaster Recovery, ROI, ROI model for BI

Considering that almost everyone is at some stage of the next year’s budgeting process, ROI has been dominating mindshare. Amongst these were two discussions around return on Business Intelligence and return on Disaster Recovery. Both are fairly nebulous in their manifestation, and difficult to...

November 2, 2010  6:00 AM

Justifying IT investments, the bicycle stand syndrome

Posted by: Arun Gupta
budget discussions, business case for IT, CIO, IT budgets, learning from CXOs, marketing IT, ROI

A long time back during a budget meeting, one of my CEOs narrated a story (or maybe a fable) on Boardroom discussions on budgets. This story has stayed with me for a long time, and the memory was refreshed last week in a discussion with some industry leaders. Here’s the story: In the...


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