Author Archives for Don Lane

Confessions of a Change Agent

October 30, 2018 11:22 am Published by Comments Off on Confessions of a Change Agent

No one wants to hear their baby is ugly. When it comes to change, we’ve realized organizations cherish their existing ways—no matter how inefficient. This makes change hard, and often leads to us…


Do You Have a Void in IT Leadership? How an Interim CIO Can Help

September 5, 2018 3:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Do You Have a Void in IT Leadership? How an Interim CIO Can Help

The departure of a key IT leader places a business at a critical juncture—organizations often find themselves with unclear short and long-term technology needs. Whether it was an unexpected CIO vacancy or the…


Improving the IT Project Prioritization Process

August 27, 2018 2:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Improving the IT Project Prioritization Process

Establishing a systematic approach to prioritizing IT projects is an important process that many organizations forgo. Research shows that only 12% of organizations examine their projects to see if they strategically align with their business…


Optimizing Your IT Organization: Maximizing the Efficiency of Your IT Infrastructure

August 17, 2018 10:21 am Published by Comments Off on Optimizing Your IT Organization: Maximizing the Efficiency of Your IT Infrastructure

IT infrastructure has long been regarded as a cost centre to many organizations. Over the past decade, though, reliability and guaranteed uptime have vastly improved; and new initiatives have changed the focus to optimization and…


How to Solve Cash Flow Problems: Turnaround and Recovery

August 16, 2018 11:43 am Published by Comments Off on How to Solve Cash Flow Problems: Turnaround and Recovery

Uncertain. It’s a pretty good word to describe the business climate facing Canadian enterprise these days. Since January, the United States—which receives 70% of Canada’s exports—has imposed tariffs on steel imports…


Analysis Paralysis: When Big Data Gets Too Big

July 23, 2018 11:58 am Published by Comments Off on Analysis Paralysis: When Big Data Gets Too Big

Size matters According to Forbes Magazine, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and a full 90% of all the data currently rocketing around the planet has been generated in just…


Advisory Boards: An Investment Opportunity for Growing Businesses

July 17, 2018 11:20 am Published by Comments Off on Advisory Boards: An Investment Opportunity for Growing Businesses

Establishing advisory boards can be help spur, shape, and manage the growth of private companies. Is your business taking advantage of this intangible asset? If not, you could be leaving valuable insight and expertise on…


Establishing IT Governance: An Eight-Step Process

July 12, 2018 3:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Establishing IT Governance: An Eight-Step Process

Is your IT governance aligned with the company’s objectives and mission? According to Steve Litwin, such governance provides direction and tools to board of directors, executives, and CIOs to guarantee that IT meets and…


Why Your Organization Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan

June 28, 2018 5:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Why Your Organization Needs a Disaster Recovery Plan

A recent research survey reports that nearly 60% of North American businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place—a recipe for potential business failure A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented…