New Zealand has hopefully weathered the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic, while the pandemic rages on globally. Most IT Leaders can expect sudden and drastic budget cuts, driven by falling business revenues and the emerging global recession. Effectus’ research partner, Info-Tech, has developed a very topical guide to building and communicating your IT cost-cutting strategy.
It seems not just possible, but likely, that much good will come from our COVID confinement. We may all be thankful for the chance to rethink priorities – personal and professional. In the past, I might have wasted a lot of this extra time playing PC Strategy games – a terrible weakness of mine.
As it is, during lockdown, I have spent a great deal of time gardening, walking with the wife and planning out a rainwater gathering system to rival the fabled ‘hanging gardens of Babylon’.
After prevaricating for years around a pain in my hip, I took myself to a specialist who identified early onset of Arthritis and recommended having it replaced. My initial reaction was one of concern around both the procedure and on-going effect. So I read some information on the internet and found the advice conflicting and not very helpful, so I consulted the specialists…
Some offerings to the brave CIO who would like to transform their orginisation through IT led innovation.
Is innovation in our Kiwi DNA?
There are many good reasons for going to Invercargill, but a really good reason is to go to the E Hayes & Sons Hardware Store which stores Burt Munro’s fastest Indian motorcycle in it’s dual role as a place to buy a hammer and a museum to two wheels. Putting aside the brilliance of its resting location Burt’s Indian represents Kiwi innovativeness at its core. Burt created success by using ingenuity, as well as cunning, and fortitude that we should celebrate and encourage more of. It isn’t easy to achieve innovative success and arguably it is harder as a CIO than it should be.
Effectus Ltd welcomes Dan Biggs as the newest IT Consultant. Dan is an experienced IT Consultant and Programme Manager, with 20+ years working for New Zealand organisations in senior management roles or as an independent.
How To Align IT Strategy With Business Expectations
“CIO” may no longer stand for “Career Is Over”, with Chief Information Officer tenure at around 4.5 years on average, just below the 5.3 years average across the C-suite. Many IT Execs are moving between industries too, with Digital Transformation being the trend du jour driving much of this movement.
In early 2019 Effectus Ltd selected mountain scenery, with a focus on our Southern Alps, to visually communicate the company’s brand. Mountain imagery reinforces what is important to us and it is from within that analogy we are able to communicate and explain many concepts of creating value from information and technology. It’s near impossible to successfully climb a mountain without research, planning and advice from someone who has done it before or who has helped others achieve similar goals.