Twilight of the IT Consultant? Don’t Hold Your Breath

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the demise of the IT consultant have been exaggerated.

Traditionally, two roles have been associated with consultants: Superman, the expert who can do it faster and/or better than anyone else; and Prometheus, who brings the fire of innovation to the ambitious enterprise. In the realm of information technology in particular, neither of these roles is going to disappear. Indeed, … [ Read more ]

Innovation and the Economics of Good Enough

“Welcome to the ‘good enough’ economy, where the likelihood that a technological innovation will be taken up depends on how well it answers six critical questions.”