Information Technology Management with a Purpose:

IT planning

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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

October 1, 2012  3:45 AM

Are there limits to applying IT?



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
career skills, CIO leadership, CIO options, CIO priorities, CIO role, CIO skills, CIO toolkit, CIO’s role, IT leadership, IT planning, IT strategy, job satisfaction

I have come across quite a few IT professionals and CIOs who desired change of jobs just because they had reached


September 10, 2012  5:23 AM

Importance of good written communication



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
business case, business-IT alignment, IT plan, IT planning

It was during my school days that I first learnt the importance of good writing as a means of communication. Our English teacher was once distributing answer-sheets of our periodic exams in the class. One of the questions in the paper was of essay-writing. The teacher singled out my paper to...


August 27, 2012  9:36 AM

Strategic thinking



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
BITA, CIO role, IT alignment, IT as differentiator, IT leadership, IT planning, Strategic IT

The CIO and his role is the topic of many a discussion that take place


December 27, 2011  11:02 AM

Thinking beyond routine business operations



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO priorities, customer satisfaction, customer viewpoint, IT plan, IT planning, the customer

During our tenure as CIOs, we try our best to serve the organization that we work for, through the deployment of IT solutions. We consider the...


December 5, 2011  7:41 AM

The problems of unprepared IT departments



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO role, Indian SMB, IT deployments, IT planning, IT problems, IT response, IT strategy, IT support, successful business

Of late, I have been visiting IT deployments in many small and medium organizations — in the private sector as well as the Government sector. During the process, I had the opportunity to study initiatives taken by the business, as well as the


September 26, 2011  8:17 AM

Cloud Computing: Unmasking the beast



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
Cloud computing, IT planning, pay-per-use service, SLAs

Cloud computing is a current topic and it sure will look bad on me if I stay away from this discussion. This subject is ever present in all seminars/ discussions/ debates and people swear by it. In a discussion on the television the other day, a panelist stated that this...


September 19, 2011  10:10 AM

Playing for big stakes: A five step formula



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
Add new tag, ERP implementation, IT planning, IT project implementation, Risk management

‘Make it large’ screams an advertisement on the television, obviously trying to draw attention of the viewers to sell its products. I am sure, viewers do understand the purpose of the advertisement, but then there is a subtle message that the clip conveys which gets lost in the cacophony of all...


February 7, 2011  9:49 AM

Executing the IT plan



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
budgeting, IT planning, project management, vendor management

IT plans and budgets often look progressive and impressive. The bigger the organization, the larger would be the budget and speaks of the power that the CIO...


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