Posts by Kevin J. Smith

How Automation Makes IT Sexy

IT holds many surprises in the years ahead, as part of our remaking of the IT organization and culture. One of these surprises will be bringing "sexy" to IT for the first time. Expect this makeover to occur in the next 10 years, and not because we are simply trying to be sexy, but rather because aut


Why a Unified IT Is Our Only Future

Our world has forever changed and now IT is called to change in kind. New, powerful, and unstoppable forces are reshaping the world of the consumer, our personal lives, and every business. And these same unstoppable forces are colliding in the world of IT. What is expected and demanded of IT is to k


Technology Today: The New Rock Stars of Business Will Be In IT

Technology today is not what is was years ago. Traditionally the most talented people in an organization—our brightest stars—were most often found in sales, marketing, consulting, R&D, and other similar departments. The IT department would not normally make the short list of where we would look to f