Articles By Bruce Stewart

IT worker

There is talent out there

It's a claim made from coast to coast: we can't find IT talent. Yet, at the same time, there is...

February 25th, 2015 Bruce Stewart
a team working together

When to use contractors and consultants, and when to train

Too many organizations look at a new initiative, and immediately reach for the outside market for talent. While bringing in...

February 18th, 2015 Bruce Stewart
Three reasons why executives find IT to be such an enigma

When your team needs to change its practices and skills

You've got old systems that still must be maintained; you've got a backlog of small changes; and you know your...

November 21st, 2014 Bruce Stewart

‘Hi, I’m from IT…’

In far too many organizations, walking into a meeting where no one knows you and saying "Hi, I'm from IT..."...

April 3rd, 2014 Bruce Stewart

Can you split IT spending evenly between maintenace and new gear?

Ten years ago, there was a strong longitudinal study performed of IT spending. This wasn't the typical "how much is...

March 31st, 2014 Bruce Stewart

How to engage with real enterprise architecture

Most IT organizations of any size now have enterprise architecture teams. Yet in the eyes of the business, enterprise architects...

March 20th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

How to virtualize your software portfolio

Can you imagine a world where "in production" is just the breath you take between changes (unlike today, where change...

February 6th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

CIO agenda 2014: Overcoming your debt problem

Is your enterprise carrying a whopping pile of debt thanks to your previous IT decisions? Most executives I meet can't...

January 30th, 2014 Bruce Stewart

CIO agenda for 2014: It’s all about the customer

If it's not already right on top of your agenda as chief information officer, it should be: Your enterprise's customers...

January 22nd, 2014 Bruce Stewart
Performance Evaluation

Time to broaden how IT professionals’ performance is evaluated

It's mid-January, and for many of us it's annual performance evaluation time. While this year's evaluations are probably set in...

January 16th, 2014 Bruce Stewart