Posts Tagged IT
Today, as I was listening to a big data discussion for a Wikibon wiki post I’m working on, something kept distracting me. It was my thoughts on “IT vs. the cloud” as a follow up to a post I wrote the other day on why organizations that want to embrace the cloud in a significant way need to first get their governance house in order. I wanted to provide some additional thoughts based on some follow up items I received… I promise it’s the last thing you’ll read from me for a while on governance, but I believe strongly in these items.
I asked David Butler to put together a list of companies where the Wikibon member has specified a title that clearly indicates he or she is an IT professional. My idea was to put the logos of these firms on a slide to show people. I After getting through about 20% of the list I ran out of room on my slide. When he has more time, I’ll have Dave put together a more complete list by industry but here’s a sample of the member companies:
Here’s what happens when you run the ‘About Wikibon’ through Wordle.
Wordle might seem pointless but it’s actually very cool. It’s not that I’m excited just seeing the giant “Wikibon,” which is prominent because it’s cited a zillion times in the About page. The subtleties of Wikibon are what drive my passions. You’d expect to see things like Gartner, Meta, IDC and Forrester because our founders and early contributors had backgrounds at these research giants. And it’s not surprising to see Wells (as in Wells Fargo) and Pfizer and other organizations that advised us in the beginning– all new companies need advisers from the good people they wish to serve.
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