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July 26, 2013  11:21 AM

That rogue app



Posted by: Arun Gupta
Behavior, CIO, Leadership, Rogue Applications, Shadow IT

We need IT support and expertise to scale up the application; there are a few enhancements and some bugs that need to be fixed. For us it has worked well for the last year and we believe that...

February 25, 2013  9:52 AM

The IT orphanage, happy ending?



Posted by: Arun Gupta
change management, CIO, IT applications, Shadow IT

Last week when I wrote about orphaned projects, applications and solutions that find no takers despite them having started life as perceived business critical process or need, many of the readers wrote back with their stories of orphanages within their companies. The problem has been around for a...


February 18, 2013  10:06 AM

The IT orphanage



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, IT applications, Shadow IT

It had been a long search, far and wide, across the oceans; many able men and women working as teams traversed the globe in her quest. A few options were shortlisted but discarded very quickly when some deficiency was uncovered with deeper analysis. The rigour redoubled, the pursuit unwavering, the...


April 17, 2012  6:04 AM

Risk is a four-letter word



Posted by: Arun Gupta
BITA, CIO, Oh I See moment, Risk, Shadow IT

It was a conference of supply chain heads who had gathered to discuss and debate their collective future. The themes revolved around agility, efficiency, constraints and opportunities; all in a day’s work for a CSCO or a Chief Supply Chain Officer. I was invited to talk about IT lead


April 12, 2011  2:20 AM

The micro-app nemesis



Posted by: Arun Gupta
application rationalization, consumerization of IT, IT governance, micro-apps in the enterprise, mobile explosion, Shadow IT

If you have looked for an app on Apple’s App Store, I am sure you have faced a Google search kind of frustration with hundreds of applications purporting to do the same stuff, one better than the other, or many times just a ‘me too’. So some of us end up downloading more than one to try and...


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