The Power of Infomation Technology

One of the most successful Chief Information Officers (CIO) in the history of Information Technology (IT), Charlie Feld, suggests that "Once organizations get IT right, they will get much more for far less." [HBR, Feb. 2004]

Our mission is to complement your business/organization using the power of information technology, and to make your enterprise both more effective and more efficient in accomplishing your objectives. 

Leveraging your business/organization with Information Technology creates distinct competitive, comparative and financial advantages from using information well. The actual cost of executing a well prepared Information Technology plan is similar to the cost (but not the benefit) of having little or no plan. Success will not happen without a plan.

Benefits of executing a well prepared Information Technology plan come from many areas including lowering of costs, reduction of risk, increase in revenues and profits, increase in sales, increase in customer satisfaction/loyalty and greater employee productivity/satisfaction/retention.

The three basic steps are to determine what you want to achieve (the future state), where you are now (the present state) and how you will get from 'present' to 'future.' Most Information Technology attempts do not have a firm grasp on where they want to go (the future state) and therefore have little idea about the plan to get to any successful future.

As our society and business environment become increasingly complex and the quantity of information increases, the importance of effective information technology planning and execution becomes even more important.

Contents of the Information Technology Planning Website

 ...please understand that this website is under construction and the content may not be complete...

IT Strategy (SAM: H&V) match with Business Strategy

  • Functional integration and Fit between Strategies and Architecture (Organizational Structure and IT Architecture)
    • To IT department/function [Henderson & Venkatraman]
    • To external IT partners/suppliers [JHL]
    • Build IT Strategy based on business strategy and objectives
  • IT Tactics (5 Levels: Venkat)
  • IT Architecture (SAM:H&V and ZachmanFramework)
    • Information as systems
    • Fit to Strategy
  • IT Infrastructure (JHL: Data, Platform, Network, MajorApps)
  • Cyber Security: lessons from the middle ages
    • Networks
    • Infrastructure
    • Applications 
    • Services
    • Privacy
    • Laws regulating 
      • Privacy
      • "reasonable effort"
      • Risk and Penalities
  • IT Services (ITIL)
    • Append onto Infrastructure and/or
    • Append onto MajorApps
  • IT Solutions/Applications
    • Project and Application portfolios
    • Moving up levels [5 levels: Venkat]
    • Automation
    • Integration
    • Redesign business processes
    • Redesign business networks
    • Redefine business scope
  • High Growth Business/Organizations
    • Planning the Marketing and Sales Eco-System 
    • Startup Leadership
    • Mapping the logistics for fulfillment and service
    • Designing a scaleable integrated IT architecture
    • Building a scaleable automated IT infrastructure
    • Establishing metrics to assess milestones and success
  • The Information Executive (CIO)
    • Alignment between business and information technology
    • Vision of being IT Architect
    • Leadership of organizational and information change
    • Politics of change
    • Politics of negotiation: bringing new ideas to the organization
  • The Information Systems/Apps/Services Manager
    • Adds, moves and changes
    • Improvements
    • Projects
    • Resources
    • Measuring and Testing
    • Analytics
  • Information Technology Risk [JHL]
    1. select the best solution from among the alternatives
    2. implement the solution
    3. protect and secure the solution
    4. update and modify the solution
    5. fix the solution when it breaks
  • Information Economics [JHL]
    • Measuring the increase in information quantity and the importance of the information quality of the Information Content in both products and services
    • Information Economics is far broader and more robust than the narrowly formed ‘Information Asymmetry’ in markets as a definition of Information Economics which resulted in a 2001 Nobel Prize [Akerlof, Spence & Stiglitz]
    • Information drives business…
    • The Physics of Information
      • the Energy metaphor: electricity
      • the Mechanics of Work and Power
    • Information Infrastructure
    • Information Services
    • Metrics and Analytics for assessing the Economics of Information alternatives and projects
      • Supply and Demand of Information over time
      • Cost and Benefit of Information over time
      • Assess the Cost of Information alternatives
    • Nano, Micro and Macro Information Economics
    • Information meta-systems analysis
    • Information Economics represents a more appropriate modeling and representation of the health and wellbeing of an organization than Financial Economics
  • Examples by objective
    • Building traffic to a website
    • Converged network
  • AskDrJohn Information Technology Services
    • Assess the use, fit and upside potential of existing technologies in place
    • Set information and enterprise objectives
    • Educate clients on technology alternatives, benefits, costs, resource requirements and risks
    • Determine technology alternatives for a specific set of objectives
    • Select between technology alternatives given enterprise parameters and based on desired results
    • Plan the process of information technology implementation and change to meet specific objectives, goals and trajectories
    • Measure and analyze for existing, for milestones and for end results
    • Implement planning and metrics
    • Advise the executives/owners on topics including information technology alternatives, feasibility, risk, likelihood of success/failure, implementation, and exit strategies
    • Research information technology subjects
    • Manage enterprise and information projects
  • Community Involvement
    • SBDCs (up to 500 employees)
      • One on one counseling (certified SBA Business Advisor)
      • Designed & deliver technology courses
        • Three part web success series
        • CRM
        • Free software and services
        • Cloud computing and your business
    • Chambers of Commerce counseling and training
    • San Francisco Small Business Days
    • SJ Rotary:Digital Bridges, AV Refresh and ELC
    • City of San Jose converged networks project
    • Transforming 21st century education with Information Technology
      • Integrating new technology into an old institution is a random walk on a very short pier
      • Education needs a new image of learning (revolutionary not evolutionary)
        • We beat the creativity/innovation/learning out of the child
        • We replace it with memorization
        • Best learning happens when the child asks the question
      • Scope of Education needs to be expanded to everywhere at all times
      • Every child needs 24/7 access to computing and internet… not a big step
    • Economic Modeling: MicrovilleUSA
  • JHLundin Bio
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Solutions
    • Education
    • Research
    • Experience
    • Projects
    • Blogs