Information Technology Articles
- May 12, 2011
- A Non-Siloed Approach to Business Process Management
By: Joe Mullich, Wall Street JournalRead More
As companies move to “blended” BPR, which seeks both long- and short-term benefits, they realize the need to involve different people and think differently about these projects than before. “People are always saying that IT needs to get closer to the business,” says Jerry Luftman, executive director and distinguished professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology “But business needs to get closer to IT too. For years, MBA programs and executive training programs have focused on the wrong things, such as the technical elements that turn people off. Businesspeople don’t need to know how to write software. They need to understand governance, the strategic operational point of view, how to demonstrate value, and what their role is in a major IT initiative.”
- May 11, 2011
- Meaningful Use - Decoder Ring
By: Holly Dolezalek, Processor.comRead More
Health IT is abuzz with the words “meaningful use” these days, but to many, it’s a nebulous term that’s difficult to define. To help clear up confusion, here is a look at meaningful use, its requirements, and what it means for IT workers in the healthcare industry.
- May 7, 2010
- The Key To Performance Metrics: Unlock Your Enterprise’s Potential By Leveraging The Information You Gather
By Holly Dolezalek, Processor.comRead More
Any IT manager can rattle off a baker’s dozen of metrics that he or she could use to measure performance. In fact, the difficulty in succeeding with performance metrics isn’t in coming up with metrics to track. It’s in knowing what to measure, deciding whether those measures have any meaning for the organization, discerning what the data within those metrics means for the health and performance of IT, and figuring out what to do with the data once it’s gathered. Guidon CEO Ron Wince recommends focusing your more in-depth metrics efforts on areas that can drive real efficiencies or behavioral changes in the organization.
- November 11, 2009
- CIOs Need to Focus on the “New Normal"
By Ron Wince, Guidon Performance Solutions / CIO UpdateRead More
Featured byline article by Guidon CEO Ron Wince on the front page of CIO Update. Read how new thinking and focusing on a few critical areas will differentiate the leaders from the laggards.
- April 8, 2009
- Making IT Lean: Lean Principles, Created By Toyota in the ‘50s to Streamline Auto Manufacturing, Now Helps CIOs Eliminate IT Waste and Increase Efficiency
By Minda Zetlin, Smart EnterpriseRead More
Featured article quoting Guidon CEO Ron Wince. Read about how the IT industry is starting to adapt Lean into their organizations.
- November 6, 2007
- Keep Your Customers in View
By: Matthew D. Sarrel, PC MagazineRead More
Is your business as efficient as it should be? Or do customers slip through the cracks? Many small businesses struggle just to get routine things done, but a careful analysis of the steps you take in dealing with customers is almost always worth the time you invest. Examine the way your business functions and the daily tasks employees perform. Take a special look at the role IT systems play in the process. Then look for ways to improve and serve the customer better and less expensively.