Profile of Bob Evans
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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
Articles by Bob Evans
posted in January 2005
Concluding our three-part series on a new way of thinking about business technology, Bob Evans warns, "Companies that profess that IT doesn't matter or is simply wasteful overhead that needs to be gutted will grow increasingly isolated, sluggish, backward, and irrelevant."
In Part 2 of our three-part series, as you try to determine which technology vendors are tactical suppliers versus those that are strategic business partners, consider this: Do they talk only about scalability and manageability and reliability, or do they talk about nimbleness and agility and opportunity? Do they emphasize their ability to help you maintain competitive advantage, or do they help you conceive and build new and more-valuable competitive capabilities for the future?
The IT community--the companies that make all this incredible IT stuff, and the companies that buy it--must shift their focus from the stuff itself to the processes, transformations, and other innovations that the stuff can support. (Part 1 of a three-part series.)
Three letter-writers take Bob Evans to the woodshed for publishing anti-spam solutions from readers without vigorously vetting the efficacy of those suggestions. Also, they offer a range of rich anti-spam resources and perspectives.
As promised, here are some additional anti-spam resources.