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The Monkey Economic Game for CIOs

September 20, 2010

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Laurie Santos, in a recent remarkable TED Talks “A monkey economy as irrational as ours“, laid out two important biological bias in the way humans are making decision: a loss aversion and thinking in relative terms. To prove this theory she built from scratch a framework of  the financial market and make it test by […]

IT Governance – why should it be complex?

March 23, 2009

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For several years now “Governance” has been a buzz word, used to point out any deficiency of communication and arbitration of IT investment. I suggest here a simple check list that anyone could use as a foundation to create an IT Governance Handbook. Objectives “IT Governance is the responsibility of executives and the board of […]

The Standardization imperative

March 20, 2009

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This is a common belief within corporations that standardization is limiting the potential for innovation. Being true or not, companies need to recognize this, and integrate it in their effort to implement standardization. Here is an interesting paradox, more we standardize, and more the people are claiming their differences. What creates this perception from people […]

How to manage maverick developments?

March 20, 2009

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It is not uncommon today in corporation with centralized IT services, to see flourish individual business unit initiatives integrating themselves software development. Most of the time, IT is put aside of these developments and detect them whilst the company is audited or when a change in IT policies hinder or disable the access to these […]

Please control my users

March 20, 2009

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One of the most common requests received by IT support departments is the implementation of add-on controls to standard processes. This usually requires a low effort of software adaptation and is considered as the “must-do” by management. As classical candidates we find margin control, compulsory input of the “description” field, and calculated information that should […]