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Cybersecurity Risk Ratings Are Here To Stay — Learn To Work With Them

Paul McKay July 31, 2019
Cybersecurity risk rating solutions are a polarizing topic for security leaders. We meet promoters and detractors in roughly equal measure in the customers that we speak to. Positive client sentiment cites the ability to continuously monitor their third parties, and the simplicity of the quantifiable risk score is popular. Security leaders tell us it is […]
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Winners Of The 2018 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show EA’s Role In Digital Transformation

Gene Leganza October 1, 2018
In past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, we went theme-less to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. But the winners of the 2018 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show that there […]
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Shifting From IT Cost To Value: Making Federal TBM A Reality

Learn best practices to make TBM work for your agency.

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Five Myths Of Digital Transformation: Myth No. 2 — CIOs Can’t Drive Transformation

Nigel Fenwick August 7, 2018
Many people believe that digital transformation is not an IT thing. While this may have been true when applied to last century’s typical IT group, it should not be true in 2018. To be fair to anyone who believes that IT cannot lead digital transformation, I’m referring to a new kind of IT: The technology team […]
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Progress At The White House: A TBM In Every Pot

Eveline Oehrlich July 25, 2017
I was fortunate to participate in a historic morning gathering last week at the White House! Industry-leading private sector CIOs discussed and shared their technology business management (TBM) best practices, approaches, and ideas with CIOs and technology leaders of federal agencies. The White House leader for strategic initiatives kicked off the morning by setting expectations […]
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The State Of Business Technology Governance — What’s Next?

Forrester October 2, 2012
  As you may know, my colleague Craig Symons and I have started an initiative to refurbish our research agenda on business technology (BT) governance. Our intention is to develop a collection of documents on “good” IT governance practices for CIOs. The research is based on facts and findings gathered through interviews with leading practitioners, […]
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Good IT Governance Is Becoming A Continuous Improvement Process

Forrester July 6, 2012
This is the conclusion of a recent research project on the future of IT governance. I am writing this summary of facts and findings hoping to get your feedback. Here is what we did in the project: We started from the recently released COBIT 5 framework to set a baseline for what good IT governance […]
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Man Alive, It’s COBIT 5: How Are You Governing And Managing Enterprise IT?

Forrester April 10, 2012
You think that this blog title is bad? Be thankful that I didn’t try something like: “There’s No Obit For COBIT.” Anyways, today sees ISACA (an international professional association for IT Governance) release COBIT 5 – the latest version of its internationally recognized “Business Framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT.” As in […]
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What’s New And Differentiating For CIOs In The Age Of The Customer?

Forrester March 22, 2012
If you really want to get this question answered, you’d better join Forrester's CIO Forum 2012 in Las Vegas, on May 3-4, 2012. But for now, let me share with you what I intend to present at the Forum. Here’s the elevator pitch: The job of the CIO is going to change from something like […]
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Making Business Sense Of Consumerization

Forrester November 11, 2011
I am currently setting up a research project on the impact consumerization is having on companies. Just as a quick reminder, we define consumerization as: An approach by which employees use technologies such as smartphones, tablets, and cloud Internet services that they master at home or discover on their own to get work done.  The […]
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Software Asset Management Part Deux – “Try Harder”

Forrester September 2, 2011
“I remember when I lost my mind” … oops that’s Gnarls Barkley. I should have started with … I remember when software asset management (SAM) was on my radar as an IT service management (ITSM) practitioner. It was circa 2003, and my then employer was scared to death of the implications of non-compliance. We did […]
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Which Next Subject Would Be Great In The EA And IT Governance Series Of Docs?

Henry Peyret January 31, 2011
Last week I finally published the third document in the collection "EA Involvement In IT Governance": "Integrate EA With ITIL Service Portfolio Management." It follows the two previous documents "Integrate EA With Project Portfolio Management Governance" and "Integrate Enterprise Architecture With Application Portfolio Governance." I say "finally" because most of the ideas for these documents […]
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Who Should Lead Strategic Investment Planning?

Alex Cullen October 29, 2010
Mike Gilpin poses this question in the most recent post to his blog.  This question was sparked at Forrester’s Business Process & Application Delivery Forum during a conversation during the session “Using The Next Generation PMO To Promote Innovation.” What’s interesting is that the question came from an attendee — presumably aligned with their firm’s […]
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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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