Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

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March 18, 2014  6:59 AM

When Companies Hibernate



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
best practices, business value, coordination with management, decision making, project approval process, relationship with management, time management, top management buy-in, user buy-in

I often come across companies that start IT projects with all fanfare, complete the initial tasks but cool off later. I first enquire, then nudge them and finally try persuading the folks to...

February 22, 2014  3:21 AM

Effective use of BI



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
BI, BI implementation, business case, business IT alignment (BITA), business value, dashboard, decision making, KPIs, Methodologies, Strategic IT

It was during a seminar a few years ago, organized by a leading software vendor, that I listened to the IT head of a large organization,...


November 21, 2013  8:06 AM

When users drive the CIO crazy



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business users, business value, CIO challenges, customer demands, end-users, user demands, user involvement

There is no denying the fact that users play a significant role in a CIOs life. Some say it is they that we work for and we should not falter when serving them. They may have their idiosyncrasies and tantrums but they after all are our customers. ‘Customer is the king’ – so the saying goes...


August 10, 2013  10:14 AM

Why Organizations adopt Enterprise Systems



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business case, business value, enterprise resource planning

I have been trying to find answers to this question. Many organizations choose enterprise systems ranging from ERP, CRM, SRM, PLM to SCM and the like but have sometimes very little idea what they are getting in to. Many who purchase feel this is the in-thing and take comfort in the fact that many...


November 5, 2012  4:31 AM

Does every company have an IT Strategy?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
BITA, budgeting, business benefits, business case, business IT alignment (BITA), business strategy, business value, CIO skills, IT budget planning, IT planning, seminars, Strategic IT, strategy

The term IT Strategy is a commonly spoken of and the subject is often discussed in various


May 16, 2011  9:50 AM

Understanding the business value of ERP



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business value, ERP implementation, KPI, relevance to business, vendor evaluation

We have an association of CIOs residing in the NCR region and we meet regularly to discuss matters of common interest. These meetings are in the form of seminars or group discussions, either amongst us or those involving external speakers who are technology or management...


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