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Standing at the Crossroads - Page 5

Sep 5, 2008
By

Allen Bernard






The ‘Short’ List

 

Here’s a “short” list to share with whomever you think will feel the pain of your plight. It’s just a listing in no particular order (since on any given day any one of these things can rise to the top of the list) of the many projects, technologies, and, basically, things that you as the CIO and IT in general are having to deal with on a daily basis. Every single one of these has a break out of sub-headings that can and often does fill volumes of 3-ring binders:


 

       Keeping the Lights On

       Consumer Products Entering the Workspace

       Legacy Hardware and Software (and making it work with new stuff)

       Project Management (business projects as well as IT projects)

       IT Service Management

       Virtualization

       ITIL, CoBIT, ValIT, et. al.

       SOA

       CMDB

       Storage

       eDiscovery (i.e., the legal implications of data archiving)

       CRM, ERP (yes, they’re still out there taking over the world)

       Outsourcing/Offshoring (not always the same thing)

       Data Center Consolidation (or expansion!)

       Increasing Maturity Levels based on the CMMi index.

       IT Security – VPNs, war driving, hackers, laptop, PC, etc., WAN, LAN, gigabyte key fobs, iPhones, encryption, etc., etc.

       Physical Security

       Compliance Issues

       Web 1.0, Web 2.0 … Web 3.0?

       Mobility/VoIP/Unified Communications

       Application Rationalization

       eCommerce

       Globalization

       IT Commoditization

       Green IT

       New Market Enablement

       Silos (organizational and technological)

       SaaS

       Budget Issues – RIO, TCO

       Value

       Innovation

       Staffing – H1B, aging workforce issues, Gen X/Y, work/life issues

       Open Source Software vs. Buying Proprietary Licenses vs. In-House Development

       Cloud Computing

       Business Intelligence

       Reporting

       ECM

       BSM

       Running IT like a Business

       Etc., etc., etc.

 

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