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Five things I learned about Digital Business from the World Cup

by Jack Santos  |  July 2, 2014

Five things I learned about Digital Business  from the World Cup: Time is relative and shift-able Viewing time: one of the odd things is that with the technology of digital...

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It's the Outcome, not the How Come

by Jack Santos  |  May 20, 2014

Have to give Tom Blessing (CIO of Fidelity's Corporate Technology Group) a nod here for this concept.  A a recent Boston SIM meeting he pointed out how IT likes to talk...

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US Government Shutdown Lessons for IT and Businesses

by Jack Santos  |  October 11, 2013

Just read an interesting analysis by George Friedman over at Stratfor: The Roots of the Government Shutdown.  He ascribes the shutdown as an unintended consequence of the change of the US political...

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Ballmer: up close and personal...

by Jack Santos  |  August 26, 2013

I first met Steve Ballmer around 1988 over breakfast at the then newly built Boston Harbor Hotel. Even then, Steve's reputation preceded him: master marketer, the business brains of Microsoft...

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A role for IT in a mobile world?

by Jack Santos  |  April 8, 2013

This is an interesting analysis of the potential impact of Facebook Home: http://www.zdnet.com/why-facebook-home-will-blow-android-into-smithereens-7000013549/ I think the subplot is whether consumers will value order and harmony over chaos and choice. IT...

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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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Are 10-12 year PC refresh cycles on the horizon?

by Jack Santos  |  October 15, 2012

BYOD and the era of tablets has started to make me wonder. So did today's observation in the WSJ CIO journal. Desktop PC’s and laptops have been the RAM-tough workhorse for...

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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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The Art of War: Communication and IT

by Jack Santos  |  June 4, 2012

One of my colleagues (Michael Disabato) is fond of the quote by Helmut Von Moltke that “no plan ever survives first contact with the enemy.”  That is certainly our experience...

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Pearls from MIT

by Jack Santos  |  May 22, 2012

For close to a  decade now, I have been attending the annual MIT CIO conference .  Always a delight to bump into old friends, and get some new perspective.  Our...

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