Articles By Thomas Wailgum

M&A Mistake: Too Many CIOs Arrive Late to the Dance

M&A Mistake: Too Many CIOs Arrive Late to the Dance

There's probably no greater indication of a CIO's strategic importance to his company than what happens at the time of...

February 22nd, 2010 Thomas Wailgum
Why Watching ‘Lost’ Is Like Managing ERP

Why Watching ‘Lost’ Is Like Managing ERP

Since the fall of 2004, I've invested a lot of time, given way too much thought to, and probably annoyed plenty...

February 3rd, 2010 Thomas Wailgum
Are Oracle and SAP too big for their own good?

Are Oracle and SAP too big for their own good?

The battle and competition in the enterprise software market between SAP and Oracle has fast become one of the hottest rivalries in high-tech. And...

January 22nd, 2010 Thomas Wailgum
Smartphones: Office shackle or work-life balance tool?

Smartphones: Office shackle or work-life balance tool?

Any and all executives or managers looking to get more productivity from their information workers--and, really, what company isn't shamelessly...

January 7th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum
The truth about CIO tenure

The truth about CIO tenure

Conventional wisdom has long held that CIOs should never say "Wait until next year," because that year often doesn't come...

December 10th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum
IT management in 2010: Complex, costly and confounding

IT management in 2010: Complex, costly and confounding

No one ever claimed that managing corporate IT systems was easy, or without its fare share of tumult, or for...

November 30th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum
The Future of ERP, Part II

The Future of ERP, Part II

Got Data? Making Sense of It AllSince the dawn of automated, electronic capture of corporate financial, operations, supply chain, HR...

November 20th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum
The Future of ERP, Part I

The Future of ERP, Part I

What's the future of ERP? What kind of a silly question is that, you may be asking yourself. First off, predicting...

November 20th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum
What Star Wars Teaches Us About Career Management

What Star Wars Teaches Us About Career Management

 It's been really difficult using the Force to convince your HR manager or boss to see things your way: Your...

October 29th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum
5 Facts About ERP That You May Not Know

5 Facts About ERP That You May Not Know

1. ERP may be linked with complexity, high cost and 18-month rollouts, but enterprises today have many alternatives to behemoths...

June 18th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum