Advice for the CIO at Budget Time

The shorter days, falling leaves and crisp chill in the air can only mean one thing—it’s time to create the annual budget.  Even in the most enlightened companies, the process is filled with pain and frustration and often seems at odds with the rapidly evolving business environment. In spite of these limitations, it does not seem to change. Let’s face it, it is a juggernaut of pain that only the most hardy can bear.

Innovating on Corporate Innovation

One of the biggest challenges for today’s companies is the need to continually evolve to keep up with the market. Nothing attests to this need more than the ever-growing list of former industry leaders that have gone down the bankruptcy route in the past couple of years.  This list includes such formidable brands as American Airlines, GM, Chrysler, Blockbuster, Borders, Circuit City, and Eastman Kodak.