Read a Business Week article this morning in which Jack Welch elaborated on a recent interview he did with FT discussing shareholder value. When asked what he thought of “shareholder value as a strategy,” he replied “[it’s] a dumb idea, shareholder value is an outcome — not a strategy.”
One tweet in particular caught some people’s attention.
“Moving to the cloud will force IT to be about integration and application delivery, instead of ‘infrastructure babysitting,’ as it is today”
To which Brenda Michelson responded “How about integration & “business capability delivery”?
Exactly! In fact, I was speaking from a technical perspective, and Brenda clarified elevating the message to a more meaningful level. One that non-bitheads could understand.
As I was jumping through my iPhone to respond to her, Jack’s “shareholder value is not a strategy” statement came into my head. And, I can’t help but relate to it. Cloud computing is not a strategy, it’s an input. The strategy is to more closely tie IT results to align with “Business Capability Delivery.”
Thank you Brenda.