Tim Sheedy

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Finding the right vendor partner for your IT organization: HCL

Tim Sheedy December 22, 2010
Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to spend some quality time with a number of IT vendors such as HCL, Fujitsu, Oracle, and Dell. This has been some time coming, but over the next few weeks I am taking the opportunity to summarize the overall perceptions I have received from these […]
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Yes — Some IT Projects Fail. But Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

Tim Sheedy July 14, 2010
There has been a lot of negative press and commentary regarding the recent Queensland Health Implementation of Continuity Project (SAP HR and Payroll), which recently experienced a very public failure as many employees were not paid due to multiple points of failure in the project. The recent Auditor-General's Report on the process is damning, spreading the blame […]
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Will IT Vendors Start Selling Cars?

Tim Sheedy May 21, 2010
The rise and rise of cloud has been dominating the headlines for the past few years, and for CIOs, it has become a more serious priority only recently. People like cloud computing. Well – at least they like the concept of cloud computing. It is fast to implement, affordable, and scales to business requirements easily. […]
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What CIOs Should Know/Do About HP’s Acquisition Of Palm

Tim Sheedy April 28, 2010
HP's acquisition of Palm is all over the twitterverse at the moment. And everyone has an opinion on it, and what it means (which brings to mind one of my favorite movie quotes). There are precious few facts around at present – and only time will tell exactly how the acquisition will pan out. Either […]
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What will it take for firms to focus on data governance?

Tim Sheedy February 21, 2010
 I am about to set off on a road show around Australia and New Zealand with IBM concerning data growth and data management. I am giving a presentation on data/information governance – which continues to be top of mind for many folks within the IT department – but to date, the data governance efforts of […]
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When is enterprise mobility not really ENTERPRISE mobility? (hint – most of the time!)

Tim Sheedy December 22, 2009
We often hear about how important enterprise mobility is to businesses. For years ICT events companies have been holding events about “enterprise mobility” and “the future of wireless” etc – and they have filled halls with attendees and sponsors/exhibitors. But really – is mobility really that important to businesses? Weren’t the people with “mobile” in […]
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IBM’s CIO study reveals where you should focus your IT leadership efforts

Tim Sheedy December 21, 2009
In September this year (2009) I was invited to New York City by IBM to preview their soon to be released CIO study. Very soon after my return home I wrote up an insightful, relevant, and actionable blog post on what I learned at the event. Of course you are going to have to take […]
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When is enterprise mobility not really ENTERPRISE mobility? (hint – most of the time!)

Tim Sheedy December 17, 2009
We often hear about how important enterprise mobility is to businesses. For years ICT events companies have been holding events about "enterprise mobility" and "the future of wireless" etc – and they have filled halls with attendees and sponsors/exhibitors.   But really – is mobility really that important to businesses? Weren't the people with "mobile" […]
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Are IT departments in Asia Pacific still focused on IT process improvement?

Tim Sheedy November 22, 2009
Recent research undertaken by Forrester across Asia Pacific has indicated that while there is clearly a strong drive to improve the efficiency of IT systems, this will not often be through the implementation of process improvement systems, such as ITIL or CMM.   Major IT Management Themes In Asia Pacific Source: Enterprise Global Technology Adoption Survey, Asia […]
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Analysis from Microsoft TechEd 2009 – Take 2

Tim Sheedy September 13, 2009
So I have now spent a couple of days at TechEd – attending sessions when possible, and meeting with some Microsoft executives to discuss their strategies in more detail, I have also spoken with the "real" attendees at the event when possible (after sessions, in coffee queues, etc) to get their take on the proceedings. […]
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Analysis from Microsoft TechEd 2009 – Take 1

Tim Sheedy September 8, 2009
Well I am here at Microsoft's TechEd conference in Australia and am hoping to grab some valuable insights over the next few days for those interested in the comings and goings of Microsoft in the Asia Pacific region.   A few interesting points to begin with: There are around 2500 attendees at the event – […]
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Cutting IT spend is in vogue in Asia Pacific – even for those companies getting an increased IT budget!

Tim Sheedy August 19, 2009
I recently completed a report comparing the movements and trends in IT budgets across different countries across the Asia Pacific region. The general finding of the report was that although IT budgets are down on average, there is a chasm appearing between the "haves and have nots" for IT spend. In summary, while the average […]
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It’s time for IT departments in Asia Pacific to get Lean

Tim Sheedy July 23, 2009
I just read on Twitter that apparently it is too late to get Lean or Agile. I do question why the two have been bundled together (one is a development methodology, one is a management principle), but either way, I disagree with this statement – at least part of it. Moving to an agile development process […]
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The lighter side of tech: Michael Jackson and technology

Tim Sheedy July 8, 2009
It's been a while since I blogged – and even longer since I did something a bit light hearted – so I thought it's time to make a comment on something about tech that has been bugging me recently. So Michael Jackson and technology seem like very loosely related issues – and they definitely are. […]
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Good news for IT folks – server sales are down!

Tim Sheedy June 3, 2009
I read on a twitter post recently that according to some recent research by Gartner, server sales are down 24%. And today I saw an article based on some IDC research that in Australia they are down by 39%. In my humble opinion, this is good news for IT leaders in Asia Pacific. So why is […]
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Previous IT Project Failures Do Not Matter When Choosing An IT Service Provider

Tim Sheedy January 25, 2008
by Tim Sheedy A factor that tends to be considered when choosing an IT service provider is how many project failures they have had – particularly when some of those failures are large, costly, and well-publicized. And if that is not a formal consideration, project failures are often on the mind of sourcing organizations. In […]
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