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Matthew Kabik

Matthew Kabik is the former Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He worked at Computer Aid, Inc. from 2008 to 2014 in the Harrisburg offices, where he was a copywriter, swordsman, social media consultant, and trainer before moving into editorial.

September, 2014

  • 4 September


    根据一家云服务供应商最新的调查,四分之三的IT领导回应称他们能力有限,无法就商业策略做出调整。本文作者Chloe Green认为79%的IT领导认为IT应该既有策略也要有技术。 那么区分在哪里呢?IT领导希望调整和战略,但大多数人认为目前是不可能的。根据受访者的回答,这其中的原因在于需要支持太多的旧系统、架构和应用: 56%的受访者同意这样的看法:即IT部门很难满足由业务部门驱动的业务案例数量。此外,53%的受访者声称多架构和应用的扩散,以及它们所关联的监控工具,对服务水平和可用性会带来负面影响。在被问及整个部门的绩效时——从递交持续优质的服务到驱动效率——不到四分之一的大型组织能够上交“优秀”的报告。 较小的组织相比大型组织在绩效结果方面做得更好,尽管平均而言只有一半的IT预算花在了业务增长方面。阅读整篇文章(英文):

July, 2014

  • 18 July

    The First 100 Days for the CIO of One of The World’s Largest Law Firms

    The 100 Day Challenge Getting comfortable and being valuable within the first 100 days at a company are important. If you multiply that importance by one thousand times, you have a rough measure of how much more important it is for a CIO. A new CIO is stepping into an IT organization that has already formed without them, a company that already has an opinion (good or bad) of IT, and a series of problems …

June, 2014

  • 24 June

    What is TCO and Why Should You Care?

    Total cost of ownership is a measurement whereby you determine how much a technology solution will cost over the course of its “useful” lifecycle. It’s particularly useful if you’re attempting to determine whether to buy a solution that is maintained by an outside vendor or purchasing one that is maintained in house, for instance. As this article by Laurie McCabe explains, TCO can help an organization make smarter choices in the long run—choices based off …

  • 24 June

    TCO versus ROI

    If you understand what metric your company wants to see, you’ll understand what your company thinks of your IT department. Kim Nash of works off of that premise in this article found on Citing a CIO survey, Nash explains how return on investment (ROI) accounted for more decisions about IT than total cost of ownership (TCO). As the article explains: In an online survey of 225 technology managers, 59 percent said that ROI …

  • 24 June

    Lean vs Prince 2, Kanban vs PMBOK – the difference in methodologies

    In this valuable refresher, Karen Munro of Project Management Insight shares a brief but valuable overview of methodologies often found in project management. In particular she focuses on Lean, Prince2, Kanban and PMBOK—sharing differences between the methodologies, frameworks, and process improvement methods in such a way that anyone can benefit from reading. Munro begins by explaining that you can’t just choose a methodology at random and expect it to do what is required: instead, you …

  • 18 June

    Why CIOs Need to Get Good at Reusing Technology

    Recycling Mindset Recycling is now simply part of the mindset of most Americans—but it doesn’t stop at the plastic bottle bin. Plenty of CIOs are interested in sharing the recycling mindset by re-using old technology in new projects. But it’s not just a matter of using the same technology repeatedly, but also breaking the mindset that a new project requires new tech. As this blog post by Dr. Jim Anderson explains, bringing on new technology …

  • 18 June

    The Digital CIO: Making the Business Case for Digital Technology

    CIOs: More Important Than Ever CIOs are experiencing ever increasing pressure—and while that might not be anything new, the reason certainly is: with the expanding reach of digital technology (social media, mobile tech, analytics and cloud computing), CIOs are being asked to find safe, quick, and effective ways to interact with customers and prove a return on investment. ROI Might Not Be The Best Measure But the model of ROI simply doesn’t work in these …

  • 18 June

    The Three Keys to IT and Business Integration

    1, 2, 3, Aligned! Can alignment be as easy as one, two three? Maybe not in the real world, but on paper it’s possible to reduce this essential aim into just three keys—as done by Larry Bonfante in this article from CIO Insight. Bonfante explains that an article last December that he wrote (where he suggested integrating with the business rather than trying to align) struck a chord with many readers, and as such he …

  • 18 June

    10 Steps to Align Your Company for Peak Performance

      Lacking Alignment   Many organizations today are dysfunctional. They may have good people, attractive products, valuable services, and even smart strategies, but the various aspects of their organizations do not cohere. They have conflicting priorities. Different departments work at cross-purposes. Goals and strategies keep changing, and resource allocation rewards political gamesmanship. These organizations are not aligned, and they pay a painful price for it in the marketplace and in their employee disengagement and attrition. …

  • 18 June

    Don’t Focus on the Final Product—Focus on Delivery

    It’s Finished—But Broken A common situation: a new release goes out and several of the new features included don’t work—and the existing functionality is impacted by the failure of the new features. As the author of this article on ITIL and Me explains, many teams are far too focused on getting the final product out instead of paying attention where it counts: the process of delivery:  Maybe I’m thinking about this topic because of my …