I recently had the chance to catch up with Tarun Upadhyay, the VP of Technologyt of Globalogic, a fast-growing outsourced development firm. Tarun and I have known each other for quite some time, and he has overseen the development of a company-wide information platform that links over 3000 staff with hundreds of clients, building innovative software of all descriptions.I found it fascinating that I couldn't really get Tarun to talk about technology. His biggest concerns are around finding the best and the brightest, to coordinate getting the right talents on client's projects.Tarun explained to me, after the interview, that he doesn't think that the technology platform they use -- based on wikis -- is that much of a big deal. He seems to think that it is commonplace in software development organizations worldwide. Despite being the lead technologist, his biggest concerns are intensely people-centric.
The Business of Going DigitalDigital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.