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Monopolies, Oligarchies, and Our Digital Business Future

by Jack Santos  |  January 27, 2016

Quick civics quiz.   In the United States, monopolies are illegal. True or False? As business people, we have a love-hate relationship with monopolies....would love to be one, but hate having to...

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Rethinking the Way of "Information Technology"

by Jack Santos  |  January 19, 2016

News from the Walmart front.  In this Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon world, it's clear that Walmart has gotten the memo, err, email.  Digital Business is in, bigtime.  Information Technology...

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Revenge of the Data Nerds: the Force Awakens

by Jack Santos  |  December 22, 2015

Many years ago, Joe Clapis, (my father-in-law from my first marriage) was an early version of a data nerd, or even a data scientist. He was the Head Statistician for...

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Things I learned at SIM Boston

by Jack Santos  |  November 13, 2015

Congrats to the Society for Information Management (SIM) Boston chapter on a great day-long local event yesterday.  For those of you that follow my blog, you know that my relationship with SIM...

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My Personal Hajj to a Technical Mecca

by Jack Santos  |  May 18, 2015

This Wednesday I'll be down in Boston for the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.  It's their 12th year, and I have been to most, long before I worked for Gartner - I started...

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Epic's Epoch and Opportunities Lost

by Jack Santos  |  March 17, 2015

Great interview in Modern Healthcare with Judy Faulkner the CEO of Epic, the leading Electronic Medical Record company in the nation.   They are one of those companies that, in hindsight, I wish I had...

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Trends, Fads, and Strategy

by Jack Santos  |  January 2, 2013

What you can count on at the end of every year is “Year in Review”,  and “Crystal Ball” type of articles, blog posts, etc.  I suppose it gives one a...

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The Software Audit Casa Nostra

by Jack Santos  |  November 27, 2012

This morning's WSJ CIO journal had a piece on software audits by Microsoft and Oracle. That brought back painful memories of a particularly arduous period in my CIO career. It...

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Opportunity Knocking

by Jack Santos  |  October 1, 2012

We write a lot of research  at Gartner about business process management, paperless office, workflow, organizational efficiency, outsourcing, etc etc etc.  All fertile ground for automation. So when mundane daily...

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What kind of world are we designing?

by Jack Santos  |  September 18, 2012

I have a confession to make. Having been in IT since I was knee high to a grass hopper, I often feel somewhat responsible for its failings.  Almost Al Gore-like...

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