In March, we went online

With each passing day, more and more universities, organizations and businesses are moving their operations online.

This massive test of our business continuity plans, processes and procedures (while challenging today), will be of great value in months to come. We will learn what works, what doesn’t and what could be improved. We will also learn what could and should be a meeting that lasts for hours vs. a 30 minute video session (or a call) via Google Meet, Zoom or WebEx. 😉

We will also learn of opportunities for efficiencies across organizations, divisions, departments, even individual roles and positions. No matter what we have done thus far, we could all do better, together.

Finally, this will provide opportunities to address technology leadership, strategy and funding considering how many organizations are able to run today due to technology. I believe that for many visionary leaders, days of having a CIO outside your executive leadership team (reporting 2-3 levels lower than ideal) and funding information technology (IT) at 2%, 3% or 5% of OpEx will be long gone.

That is what I said over six months ago and much of it has been true and will continue to be true for a long time. Technology is of strategic value to all, if you know how to lead and support it in doing so.

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