This all started back in January 2009 and 718 posts latter with more than 3,700 comments it is time to conclude this blog. During the past four years, the blog has sought to present and share ideas about technology in the enterprise, the role of the CIO and the changing nature of IT leadership. During that time we have explored a range of issues from digital technology to management practices and even the introduction of a magic quadrant covering magic.
It has been great fun and I have learned much from all of the smart people who have taken the time to read, comment and contribute to the blog. My deepest apologies as the blog often featured grammar that would make an English teacher cringe. I will admit to not really proofreading every post all the time as the ideas and the desire to publish them got ahead of prudent respect for the reader. Please accept my apologies.
I have provided a few links below to the posts that garnered the greatest interest, comments or are worth remembering.
Leading in Times of Transition: the 2010 CIO Agenda – the most links via Bitly
Gartner announces a new magic quadrant — the most comments
The Nature of Change is Changing: A new Pattern — the most comments for a serious post
Everyone will recall the source of the title of this post from Douglas Adams’ book of the same name. Part of the Hitchhiker set of books that should be on everyone’s must read list. I took his title as the title for this post not because things are ending, but because they are always beginning. That beginning in 2009 started with a simple question about IT budgets and now I turn the conversation over to my peers at Gartner and to the community in general.
Thank you for your time, attention, energy, knowledge and experience all shared on this blog. It is not mine; it is ours. It is also my privilege to share.