Articles By Thornton May

Imagining IT’s future

Imagining IT’s future

Visitors from another planet scouting the state of IT today might report back to their superiors that Earth's technology industry...

July 7th, 2003 Thornton May
Save the suits from themselves

Save the suits from themselves

Rudy Giuliani argued that the best way to fight crime is to fight the disorder that precedes it -- those...

March 9th, 2003 Thornton May
Tell the truth effectively

Tell the truth effectively

Information technology leaders are often described as "ambassadors" for our profession. In the first part of the 17th century, the...

February 3rd, 2003 Thornton May
Tell the truth effectively

Tell the truth effectively

Information technology leaders are often described as "ambassadors" for our profession. In the first part of the 17th century, the...

February 2nd, 2003 Thornton May
Opinion: IT auditors can be heroes

Opinion: IT auditors can be heroes

If we are to emerge from the nuclear winter of slashed and frozen IT budgets, the industry needs a new...

August 4th, 2002 Thornton May
Steps toward improving IT bosses

Steps toward improving IT bosses

In 1997, I examined why IT professionals at established companies changed jobs. Managers erroneously believed that the top reason people...

June 2nd, 2002 Thornton May
Drawing a bead and taking the lead on wireless

Drawing a bead and taking the lead on wireless

Information Age companies are about one-eighth of the way to becoming wireless. I can't help but wonder whether Industrial Age...

August 23rd, 2001 Thornton May
IT, HR can be better partners

IT, HR can be better partners

It wasn't so long ago that the ears of newly made, tech-aware senior executives were ringing with Chicken-Little-like laments predicting...

May 31st, 2001 Thornton May
IT literature leaves a lot to be desired

IT literature leaves a lot to be desired

Several years ago, while facilitating a development session for a group of the CIO's direct reports at a Fortune 250...

August 24th, 2000 Thornton May