How to Build a Better App

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The U.S. market for smart-phone applications has soared past $1.5 billion, thanks to ingenious developers like Ilene Jones, cofounder of IPhone’s Hurricane storm-tracking app and Derek James, creator of paid word and card games for Android.  Their advice: Flesh out your plan completely and think local when it comes to hiring a developer, find a… Read more »

Intelligent Enterprise – Align Supply Chain Management (SCM) Performance Goals

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      Description: Article addresses how disjointed improvement initiatives can throw a company into chaos, as well as best practices of how to get operational performance management programs in sync with the strategic mission. Source: Colin Snow, Intelligent World Date: 3/5/2007 Link: http://www.intelligententerprise.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197800123&pgno=1 Discussion Questions: Why is it so difficult to align goals & strategy?

CIO – Mistakes: Strategic Planning Don’ts (and Dos)

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      Description: CIO.com article about common mistakes related to strategic planning by IT professionals.  Source: Derek Slater, CIO Magazine Date: 6/1/2002 Link: http://www.cio.com/article/31106/Mistakes_Strategic_Planning_Don_ts_and_Dos_ Discussion Questions: 1. Discuss the importance of IT-business alignment for CIOs. 2. IT initiatives may fail if: a. IT is not aligned to the overall business strategy b. CIO is not a… Read more »