IT Management

Is Google Search Fair? A Podcast with Lucidworks’ Grant Ingersoll

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research podcast, Dan Woods speaks with Grant Ingersoll, contributor to Solr, cofounder and CTO of Lucidworks, and cofounder of the Mahout Machine Learning Open Source Project, to discuss the fairness of Google search. Recently, President Trump has grabbed headlines by asserting that Google’s search algorithm is unfair. While […]

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Palo Alto Network’s Naveen Zutshi on how to make the CIO a data-driven hero

Let’s face it: for some time now, the IT department has not practiced what it’s preached for the rest of the business: Invest in gathering, synthesizing, analyzing, and operationalizing data to improve the business. For the same reason that it’s been difficult for the business to follow its advice, it’s also been hard for IT. […]

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How systems of intelligence drive change at P&G

Until now, IT has largely existed outside the realm of analytics and metrics that we apply to every other area of the enterprise. There’s an obvious irony here: IT is ensuring that every other segment of the company has products to assess performance while not having the same accountability for itself. That is starting to […]

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The Coming Crisis in IT Management

When I was in college I was fascinated by a book called The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology. When I was in college, I was fascinated by a book called The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology. Actually, I was most fascinated by the title. Sociology was not my thing. But now, finally, that thought has […]

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Profile in Nerdage: Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop Part I: Asset Management

You don’t need to put everything into an asset management system. Noah Broadwater is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the Sesame Street children’s media juggernaut. Dan Woods, CEO and Founder of Early Adopter Research, sat down with Broadwater to discuss asset and portfolio management from the perspective of the CTO, the effect […]

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Profile in Nerdage: Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop Part II: Portfolio Management

If you want to know what’s broken, talk to the people who do the work. Noah Broadwater is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the Sesame Street children’s media juggernaut. Dan Woods, CEo and Founder of Early Adopter Research, sat down with Broadwater to discuss asset management and portfolio management from the perspective […]

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Profile in Nerdage: Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop Part III: IT Pruning

How do you go about pruning your IT estate? Noah Broadwater is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the Sesame Street children’s media juggernaut. Dan Woods, CEO and Founder of Early Adopter Research, sat down with Broadwater to discuss asset and portfolio management from the perspective of the CTO, the effect and dictates […]

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Profile in Nerdage: Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop Part IV: Consumerization

Consumerization is recognition that the footprint of IT has expanded beyond its typical boundaries. Noah Broadwater is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the Sesame Street children’s media juggernaut. Dan Woods, CEO and Founder of Early Adopter Research, sat down with Broadwater to discuss asset (Part I) and portfolio (Part II) management from […]

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Creating a Playbook for IT Pruning

All of the information needed for a pruning analysis should be available as part of managing a well run IT shop. IT pruning is the practice of shutting down applications and systems that are not providing value. As Dan Woods pointed out in “Why Aren’t You Pruning Your IT?”, the largest, richest, most sophisticated companies […]

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