Garther have suggested that by 2012, 20% of companies will own no IT assets. At the same time we have Forrester predicting a boom in IT. I think both of them are right, and what we’re seeing is a breaking of the old covenant between business and the IT services industry (which includes internal IT departments). The old relationship was founded on the development and maintenance of IT assets (networks, applications, desktops …). The new one will be founded on something different. The new IT industry is going to be a different beast (i.e. no more strategic transformation or infrastructure projects), and we’ll need to radically reconfigure our organisations if we want to play a part.
Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the Internet.
As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated.
- Innovate Like Chris Rock [Harvard Business: Conversation Starter]
Chris Rock has become the most popular comedian in the world. There is no doubt he’s got enormous talent, but his brilliance also comes from the fact that he’s an experimental innovator. The jokes he rolls out on his global tours are actually the output of thousands of small experiments – some of which worked, but many of which did not.
- Entrepreneurship: Hot and Cold [Organizations and Markets]
The current issue of Nature features “The Innovative Brain” by a team of Cambridge researchers, suggesting that that entrepreneurs (defined here as proprietors or founders) excel at “hot” decision making, an emotional, intuitive, under-pressure kind of reasoning familiar to neuroscientists.
- The Worst Predictions About 2008 [BusinessWeek Daily]
Just about everybody got wrong-footed by 2008, but some people’s mistakes were truly spectacular.
- The Cult of Done Manifesto [bre pettis]
A manifesto on getting things done, written in 20 minutes because there was only had 20 minutes to get it done.