Sunday, May 3, 2009
Over the last four months, my students and I have been blogging around many themes related to IT Strategy. The course blog is here. I designed the course around how IT transforms business operations and what lessons can we learn by looking at strategies of a set of technology companies such as Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Sony, Amazon, Facebook, Google and others. We also took a look at a set of sectors that are undergoing transformations now--automotive, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, financial services and telecoms. It was interesting to see a mix of rapid shifts in some sectors (media and entertainment) and slow changes (e.g., automotive). Teaching the course has allowed me to develop better clarity on some of the challenges of crafting strategies in a network era. It has energized me to do more writing this summer. And, needless to say that I will be using this blog as a vehicle to get draft ideas out.