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ICT Journal (
Vers une transformation des départements IT en 2014?
By Rodolphe Koller
December 20, 2013

Business Intelligence Journal (
Analytics Outsourcing: The Hertz Experience
Vol. 18, No. 4, 4–7
By Hugh J. Watson, Barbara H. Wixom, and Thomas C. Pagano
December 9, 2013

MIS Quarterly Executive (
Editors’ Comments: From the Guest Editors
Vol. 12, No. 4 (2013)
By Cynthia Beath, Jeanne Ross, and Barbara Wixom
December 2013

The Financial Times (
Banks Need to Take on Amazon and Google or Die
By Francisco González
December 2, 2013

MIT Sloan Management Review (
Turning Big Data Into Smart Data
By Michael Fitzgerald
December 2, 2013

Harvard Business Review (
You May Not Need Big Data After All
By Jeanne W. Ross, Cynthia M. Beath, and Anne Quaadgras
December 2013

MIT Sloan Management Review (
How to Revitalize Your Digital Business Model
By Michael Fitzgerald
November 22, 2013

The Harvard Crimson (
Students Discuss Women in Technology Industry
By Joanna R. Schacter
With photo by Sarah P. Reid
November 21, 2013

HBR Blog Network (
You’ve Got the Information But What Does It Mean? Welcome to “From Data to Action”
By Andrew O’Connell and Walter Frick
November 19, 2013

MIT Sloan Management Review (
“Acquisitions That Make Your Company Smarter”
By Nima Amiryany and Jeanne W. Ross
November 19, 2013

Poptip (
Digital Business Models in Action: Elements and Examples
By Gregory Peterson, MPA/JD
November 8, 2013

CA Technologies Project & Portfolio Management Blog (
Application Portfolio Management is Kind of Like Cleaning Out Your Basement
By Doug Page
November 6, 2013

Society for Information Management’s Advanced Practices Council (APC) Insights (
November 2013: Exploiting Big Data
Highlighting Barbara Wixom
November 2013

EA Voices (
Diversity Versus Replication of Organizational Processes and Information
By Nick Malik
October 23, 2013

The Wall Street Journal (
IT Reuse Helps Companies Thrive
By Peter Weill, Stephanie L. Woerner, and Mark McDonald
October 20, 2013

Poptip (
Time to Start Thinking About Your Digital Business Model: Here’s How
By Gregory Peterson, MPA/JD
October 15, 2013

Microsoft Office of the CIO

Exploiting Enterprise Social Inside Microsoft
By Chris Slemp
October 10, 2013

The European Business Review (
How Enterprises Exploit Five Digital Capabilities to Globalise
By Siew Kien Sia, Peter Weill, and Christina Soh
September/October 2013

BI This Week (
The Secret to BI Success: Take a Business-Driven Approach
Interview with Barbara Wixom
By James E. Powell
September 10, 2013

EDTECH Focus on Higher Education (
The Role of the CIO: Same As It Ever Was [#Infographic]
By Jimmy Daly
September 9, 2013

Stuff (
Like a Car With That Withdrawal?
Interview with Peter Weill
By Tom Pullar-Strecker
September 1, 2013 (
Enterprise Architects’ Role Evolving with Business Objectives
Video of and interview with Jeanne W. Ross
By Maxine Giza
August 21, 2013

bcg perspectives (
Peter Weill on Digitally Driven Customer-Centricity
An Interview with the Chairman of MIT CISR
August 19, 2013

bcg perspectives (
Customer-Centricity in Financial Services Goes Digital
Highlighting Jeanne W. Ross and Martin Mocker
By Ralf Dreischmeier and Benjamin Rehberg
August 19, 2013

CircleID (
A Look at Closed vs. Open New gTLDs
August 12, 2013

HBR Blog NetworkHarvard Business Review (
Is Your Organization Ready for Total Digitization?
by Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner
July 24, 2013

HBR Blog NetworkHarvard Business Review (
Exploit IT for Strategic Benefit
by Jeanne Ross and Cynthia Beath
July 22, 2013

MIT Sloan Experts on Cision Wire (
Say ‘Yes’ to Speak With a Representative—Service Automation Frustrating Customers
By Peter Weill
June 24, 2013

The European Business Review (
Turn Time Into Money: Faster Growth Through Digital Reuse
By Stephanie L. Woerner, Peter Weill, and Mark P. McDonald
May–June 2013

New Zealand GCIO news (
Insights from MIT digital transformation research
On workshop by Peter Weill and Peter Reynolds with NZ-GCIO
April 2013

The Smart Manager (India) (
Long Story Short on ‘Softscaling’
By Peter Weill
March-April 2013, Vol. 12, Issue 2

MIT Sloan Management Review (
“Optimizing Your Digital Business Model
By Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner
March 19, 2013

Verint Blog (
“Innovation in Retail Banking: Setting the Tone
Summary of Jeanne Ross’ presentation at Celent’s 2013 Innovation & Insight Day
By Jenni Palocsik
March 11, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek (
“MBA Rankings: Top Schools for Information Technology”
By Geoff Gloecker
February 4, 2013

Financial Times
“The Business of Education”
News mention of work by Peter Weill of MIT CISR and Ritu Agarwal of Robert Smith School of Business
January 7, 2013

InformationWeek Brasil (
“Cientista do MIT Fala Sobre Desafios do CIO”
An interview with Peter Weill (in Portuguese)
December 26, 2012

MediaPost News (
“Western Brands Could Learn From ‘Softscaling'”
By Aaron Baar
November 1, 2012

All Analytics (
“Add Some Empathy to Your Data Analytics”
By Beth Schultz
October 30, 2012

MIT Sloan Management Review (
“The Benefits of Combining Data With Empathy”
By Ritu Agarwal and Peter Weill
September 18, 2012
“Help Wanted: Data Dictators”
By Gil Press
September 6, 2012

MIT Sloan Management Review (
“Do You Need a Data Dictator?”
An interview with Jeanne W. Ross
By David Kiron and Renee Boucher Ferguson
August 28, 2012
“Five Best Practices for IT Governance”
By Martha Heller
August 27, 2012

The Dutch National Architecture Congress for the Digital World (
“MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) op LAC 2012 met keynote Martin Mocker over de complexiteit van IT landschappen”
(MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research [MIT CISR] LAC in 2012 with keynote Martin Mocker on the complexity of IT landscapes)
June 28, 2012

All Analytics (
“A Business Mandate: Take Charge of the Information Explosion”
By Beth Schultz
June 27, 2012

MIT Sloan Management Review (
“Finding Value in the Information Explosion”
By Cynthia Beath, Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Jeanne Ross, and James Short
June 19, 2012

Computerworld (
“Equinox funds MIT research”
By Randal Jackson
May 11, 2012 (
“Busting CIO Myths”
By Martha Heller
April 29, 2012

WIRED Cloudline (
“IT Consumerization, the Cloud and the Alleged Death of the CIO “
By Peter Kretzman
March 16, 2012

Enterprise CIO Forum (
“Measuring the success of a converged infrastructure strategy”
By Myles Suer
March 13, 2012

E-Commerce Times (
“Enterprise Architecture and Transformation at the Crossroads”
By Dana Gardner
March 12, 2012

VCU News Center (, the news website of Virginia Commonwealth University
“Thalhimer Family Scholar-in-Residence details IT architecture’s role in modern industry”
By Tom Gresham
March 5, 2012

Computerworld (
“MIT chief hails govt plans for self service tech”
By Randal Jackson
February 29, 2012

Equinox IT Blog (
“Becoming More IT Savvy—Equinox Lunch Presentation from MIT Sloan’s Dr Peter Weill”
By Julian Downs
February 28, 2012

Chuck’s Blog (
“Beyond IT: Building Your Digital Business Model”
By Chuck Hollis
February 9, 2012

Smart Enterprise Exchange (
“MIT’s Jeanne Ross On Bringing Psych Skills To Enterprise Architecture”
By Jennifer Zaino
February 8, 2012

ZDNet (
“San Francisco Conference observations: Enterprise transformation, enterprise architecture,
SOA and a splash of cloud computing”

By Dana Gardner
February 5, 2012

SearchSOA (
“MIT’s Ross to Enterprise Architects: Think big, but target quick IT results”
“MIT’s Ross says EAs must make business-side address their core model”
By Jack Vaughan
February 2012

ZDNet (
“Enterprise architects play key role in transformation, data analytics value—but they need to act fast,
say Open Group speakers”

By Dana Gardner
January 31, 2012

ZDNet (
“Enterprise architecture still a leap of faith for many companies”
By Joe McKendrick
January 12, 2012

ZDNet (
“MIT’s Ross on how enterprise architecture and IT more than ever lead to business transformation”
Interview with Jeanne W. Ross by Dana Gardner
January 11, 2012

Computerworld (
“Sustaining your career during unsettled times”
By Thornton A. May
December 19, 2011

Boardroom IT, a commercial insert of ICT Media,
distributed by Het Financieele Dagblad in the Netherlands
“Business Operating Models als Basis voor IT-gedreven Verandering” and
“Operating Models in Noordwijkerhout”

In English: “Business Operating Models as a Basis for IT-driven Change: It Can and Must Be Faster!” and “Operating Models in Noordwijkerhout,” an article with Martin Mocker
November 9, 2011

InformationWeek (
How To Get One Version Of The Truth
By Chris Murphy
November 7, 2011

Bank Systems & Technology (
CIO Michael Harte Prepares Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Compete with Internet Giants
By Ivan Schneider
October 3, 2011
Technology may take over human resource?
By Ashwani Mishra
August 2, 2011
CIOs Can Provide Business Value By Offering HR Help
By Ann All
July 5, 2011
IT & the CEO: A Dangerous Gap
By Mary Jander
June 23, 2011

MIT Sloan Management Review
The Business Models Investors Prefer
By Peter Weill, Thomas W. Malone, and Thomas G. Apel
June 22, 2011
Still giving staff the mushroom treatment? You’re not helping them – or your business
An interview with Jeanne W. Ross
June 7, 2011
Why it’s time for the CIO to take on HR
An interview with Jeanne W. Ross
June 6, 2011

The Wall Street Journal
Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About IT
By Jeanne W. Ross and Peter Weill
April 25, 2011

CIO/Computerworld/Network World
Survey: More to IT Than Building and Running Systems,”
Four Emerging Positions CIOs Need to Fill,” and
Four Kinds of IT Professionals CIOs Need to Hire Now
February 2011

“IT Management Slideshow:
Six Decisions IT Employees Should Never Make”

Jeanne W. Ross and Peter Weill for Harvard Business Review, and as part of a book,
“Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy,” due in April.
February 2011

CIO Straight Talk
A periodical published by HCL Technologies
“The IT Function’s Uncertain Future”
An interview with Jeanne W. Ross
December 2010

Perspectives: TCS Consulting Journal
“The Changing Role of the CIO”
An interview with Peter Weill
November 2010

The Business Book Bestseller List
August 2010
IT Savvy by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross makes the Inc. Magazine|800-CEO-READ list of top-selling business books.

Government Technology Magazine (
“IT leadership: Art or Science?”
by Liza Lowery Massey
July 22, 2010
Peter Weill is cited as a leading researcher in effective IT governance.

Sloan Management Review Insert in CIO Magazine “Ignore Technology (Then Put It Everywhere)”
Why Heroes Are Bad An interview with Jeanne W. Ross
June 15, 2010
How to Supercharge Your IT Department
June 17, 2010

CIO Magazine
2010 CIO 100 Awards: The Judges

June 1, 2010
Jeanne W. Ross was a member of the panel of judges for this year’s CIO 100 Awards.

These CIOs go way beyond business-IT alignment

by Julia King
May 24, 2010

MIT Sloan School of Management Newsroom
Podcast: Intellectual Capital: Jeanne Ross on the Center for Information Systems Research
How people and machines can come together for better business.

Communications of the ACM
Global IT Management: Structuring for Scale, Responsiveness, and Innovation

March 2010

KPMG International
The Convergence Challenge
February 2010
IT Savvy—Interview with Dr. Jeanne W. Ross
December 11, 2009

CIO Insight
“The Best IT-Business Books of 2009”
December 2009

The Wall Street Journal
“Getting an Edge From IT”
November 30, 2009

“Book review: How to become a top-tier CIO”
by Mitch Betts
November 16, 2009

“IT: a strategic asset for Asian firms? ”
by Narendra Aggarwal
November 6, 2009

Corporate Board Member
“How Boards Can Make Sure IT Investments Pay Off”
by John Greenwald & Jacob Stoller
October 2009

EMC’s ON Magazine
“Pulling It All Together: Jeanne Ross tells us how to become IT Savvy
September 2009

CIO Insight
“10 EBooks for CIOs”
by Ericka Chickowski
August 13, 2009

IT Business Edge
“Great Companies Think Alike: IT Is a Strategic Asset”
by Ann All
June 25, 2009

CIO Insight, China
Read the article (Chinese)
by Sissi Feng
March 8, 2009

Enterprise Leadership
“Managing IT Risk Can Improve Business Agility—George Westerman, MIT’s Sloan School of Management”
by Elizabeth M. Ferrarini
February 4, 2009

ZDNet Asia
“MIT: CIOs should focus on fewer items”
by Victoria Ho
November 26, 2008
CIOs in the region have to prioritize specific portions of their IT operations so they can present a “rock solid” business case to management, in the face of the current economic uncertainties. Peter Weill was interviewed for this article. Read the article.

TechnologyForecast, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“CIO Interviews”
Fall 2008
Jeanne W. Ross is interviewed by PricewaterhouseCooper’s TechnologyForecast to discuss the evolving CIO role in the context of agility and innovation. Read the article.

Baseline Magazine
“The 50 Most Influential People in Business IT”
November 2008
Peter Weill is listed among Baseline Magazine’s top 50 people who “have played major roles in getting us where we are today [in IT] and will help us get to where we want to be in the future”. See the entire list.

Stabroek News, Guyana
“Applying Information Technology to Traditional Business in Guyana (Part 2)”
by Andre Griffith
July 11, 2008
This article examines applications of information and communications technologies to traditional businesses in Guyana and references both Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross. Read the article.

Economist Intelligence Unit & Hewlett-Packard Report
“Getting Smarter About IT Risks”
by Svetlana Grant
June 2008
This report, written in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, is based on a survey of 1,125 IT directors, managers and chief information officers (CIOs). It focuses on the main developments in the area of IT risk in the past three years, analysing their main drivers and presenting some of the best practices in risk mitigation. George Westerman is quoted in this report. Read the report.

Network World
“Credit Where It’s Due”
May 20, 2008
The Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), part of the MIT Sloan School of Management, recently unveiled its landmark study The Future of the CIO, on the present and future roles of CIOs worldwide. Read the article.

MIT TechTalk
“Ross Named Director of MIT CISR”
April 30, 2008
Jeanne W. Ross will become director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research with overall responsibility for the center’s activities. Read the article.

“100 Most Influential People in IT”
April 4, 2008
Peter Weill has been named one of the ‘Top 100 Most Influential People in IT,’ who ‘not only had a tangible track record of IT success, but also have far-reaching influence, the ability to effect change and a deep level of engagement in developing emerging technologies … the people who are on the leading edge of technology development — those who are shaping not only the products we use and the model by which they are delivered, but also the way in which we work.’ Peter is ranked 24th on this list. More information.

“CIOs Uncensored: Big Transition, Big Role, Big Thinker”
by John Soat
March 8, 2008
MIT IT researcher Jeanne W. Ross sees an opportunity opening up for CIOs to step into a bigger role. Read the article.

“ERP Governance”
by Donovan O. Dean
March 5, 2008
Improving technology, including ERP systems, is required if a mid-size business expects to be competitive five years from today. Peter Weill is referenced in this article. Read the article.

CIO Magazine, Asia
“Are you becoming ’embedded’?”
by Jack Loo
March 2008
The Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), part of MIT Sloan, unveiled its landmark study, ‘The Future of the CIO’, which looks at the present and future roles of CIOs worldwide. Read the article.

Enterprise Innovation
“Profiling the CIO”
by Chee Sing Chan and Emily Chia
February/March 2008
The CIO role is changing as CEO expectations and company maturity dictate the type of CIO that IT leaders must strive to be. Peter Weill is quoted in this article. Read the article.

CIO Insight Magazine
“The Cost Of Bad IT Economics”
by Brian P. Watson
February 11, 2008
Benchmarking guru Howard Rubin says companies get it wrong when valuing their IT. Here’s how they must change. Peter Weill is referenced in this article. Read the article.

ZDNet, Australia
“CIOs Under Pressure to Meet Revenue Targets”
by Vivian Yeo
February 4, 2008
Chief information officers are increasingly being assessed on their ability to drive IT to achieve revenue targets, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. Peter Weill is referenced in this article. Read the article.

MIT Sloan Management Review
“The Six Key Dimensions of Understanding Media”
by JoAnne Yates, Wanda J. Orlikowski and Anne Jackson
Winter 2008
New technologies such as blogs, wikis, Second Life and Skype are popping up, sometimes unexpectedly, in many organizations. Assessing which technologies to implement is difficult enough. Figuring out how to assess a novel technology that is already being used by members of your organization is even more challenging. With so many new and different technologies emerging all the time, trying to choose the “right” one for every company and situation is the wrong approach. Managers instead need to evaluate how it will work in their specific organization. Read the article.

Emerald for Managers
“Guru Interview: Richard Hunter & George Westerman”
by Alistair Craven
December 2007
Are you exposing your business to IT risk and leaving profit opportunities on the table? You might be if you are managing your IT risk using more traditional approaches. Find out more in this interview with Richard Hunter & George Westerman. Read the article.

CIO Insight Magazine
“Editors’ Picks: Best Books of 2007”
December 2007
IT Risk: Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage, co-authored by George Westerman, is listed as one of the best books of 2007. More information.

CIO Insight Magazine
“Multiple Roles Eyed for CIOs”
by Allen E. Alter
October 17, 2007
What is the essence of the CIO’s role? It’s an important question because the definition of the CIO is morphing and fracturing. Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross are referenced in this article. Read the article.

CIO Magazine
“What Does It Take to Get IT Outsourcers to Innovate?”
by Stephanie Overby
October 8, 2007
IT leaders say they want outsourcing providers to go beyond traditional services. And the providers want to market themselves as partners in innovation. So why isn’t it happening? Jeanne W. Ross is quoted in this article. Read the article.

CEFRIO, 2006-2007 Annual Report
September 10, 2007
CEFRIO’s 2006-2007 Annual Report affords readers an opportunity to take stock of the best practices that can help enhance their organization’s performance. The report is available online and includes photographs and hyperlinks to the Centre’s research, experimentation, survey, and strategic monitoring projects. Jeanne W. Ross is noted as “one of the most influential experts in business strategies …,” as well as “one of the most influential individuals in the realm of IT.” Read the report.

CIO Insight Magazine
“Security, Reconsidered”
by Allan E. Alter
August 9, 2007
A narrow focus on security keeps CIOs from addressing other IT risks, says MIT’s George Westerman. The solution? Adjust how CIOs think about security and develop capabilities often overlooked. Read the article.

CIO Insight Magazine
“Balancing Security and Agility”
by Allan E. Alter
August 9, 2007
Companies can manage IT risks and remain responsive to the marketplace, MIT’s George Westerman tells CIO Insight’s Allan Alter. Read the article.

MIT Sloan Management Review
“SloanSelect Top 10 Editors’ Picks”
August 2007
New concepts, new paradigms, new ways of looking at problems — these are what lead managers (and those studying management) to breakthrough strategies and top personal performance. Our editors have selected 10 popular articles — new and classic — that best exemplify what MIT SMR offers: unique perspectives on the management landscape. Peter Weill and Sinan Aral’s article titled “Generating Premium Returns on Your IT Investments” is listed as one of the Editors’ Top 10. More information.

CIO Insight Magazine
“Making Agility an Ability”
by Allan E. Alter
July 24, 2007
Organizational and technological ability is a top priority for CIOs. Jeanne W. Ross’ work on enterprise architecture is referenced in this article. Read the article.

CIO Magazine, Australia
“Win, Win on Risk”
by Sue Bushell
July 5, 2007
With a new culture in place, the concept of ‘bubbling up the risks from all over the organization, making decisions and bubbling them back down to be taken care of’ is eminently feasible, because it has become acceptable to talk about risks. George Westerman is quoted throughout this article. Read the article.

CIO Magazine
“MIT-CIO Joint Research on Outsourcing”
by Stephanie Overby, Jeanne W. Ross, Cynthia Beath and others
June 26, 2007
Exploring the keys to success in transactional relations and outsourcing partnerships. (This is a three-part series about outsourcing strategies and success models, defined in original research by MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research and CIO magazine.) Read the article.

Baseline Magazine
“Summer Reading for I.T. Managers”
June 22, 2007
George Westerman and Richard Hunter’s new book, IT Risk, Turning Business Threats into Competitive Advantage is listed by Baseline Magazine as one of the top “15 books to help boost your leadership, decision making and professional growth”. More information.

The Wall Street Journal
“All Roads Lead to the SEO”
by Jeanne W. Ross and Peter Weill
June 16, 2007
As companies digitize core processes, they often overlook a key ingredient: a strategic execution officer. Read the article.

CIO Magazine
“Governance: A Higher Power”
by Sarah D. Scalet
June 8, 2007
If information technology has a God, His name is governance. Peter Weill is quoted in this article. Read the article.

News @ MIT Sloan
“Excellence in Teaching Awards”
May 14, 2007
CISR Director, Peter Weill, was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award. Read the article.

Optimize Magazine
“A Conversation With George Westerman”
by Paula Klein
May 2007
Amid growing concern over corporate risk, George Westerman, a research scientist at MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research, found a silver lining. He has a new book co-authored with Richard Hunter due out in July, titled IT Risk: Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage. Westerman talks about the results of his research in this interview with Optimize executive editor Paula Klein. Read the article.

CIO Magazine
“The Rising Importance of the Enterprise Architect”
by Diann Daniel
March 31, 2007
With equal parts technology expertise and business savvy, today’s enterprise architects are connecting silos and enabling the enterprise vision. Jeanne W. Ross was interviewed for this piece. Read the article.

CIO Magazine
“State of the CIO 2007: Beyond Execution”
by Christopher Koch
March 30, 2007
Today, IT reliability and uptime are merely the buy-in CIOs need to get into the game. To succeed, you need much more. Our exclusive survey identifies four skill sets that can give you that winning edge. Peter Weill is quoted throughout this article. Read the article.
“Top 100 Most Influential People in IT”
March 2007
CISR Director, Peter Weill, is listed at number 86 in this online slide show.

CIO Magazine
“The Four Stages of Enterprise Architecture”
by Galen Gruman
December 1, 2006
An exclusive MIT survey maps the evolution of IT architecture and explains why you can’s skip any steps. Jeanne W. Ross’ work on IT architecture stages is quoted throughout this article. Read the article.

The Wall Street Journal
Recruiters’ Scorecard of Business Schools
September 22, 2006
In the WSJ/Harris Interactive Survey, corporate recruiters ranked 85 business schools. MIT Sloan ranked #10 overall, up from #12 last year. MIT Sloan was ranked #1 in the Information Technology academic discipline. View survey highlights (PDF).

CIO Magazine
“Money (That’s What They Want)”
by Stephanie Overby
September 22, 2006
After years of focusing on the bottom line, CIOs are setting their sights on top-line growth. Overby writes “Smart CIOs are reclaiming their roles as revenue enablers (which diminished during the cost-cutting years) either on their own or in response to renewed interest from the top … ” Jeanne W. Ross is quoted regarding her research on the IT organization of the future. Read the article.

Optimize Magazine
“Digitizing Down To The Core”
by Peter Weill, Jeanne W. Ross, and David Robertson
September 2006
New research shows that successful companies develop IT infrastructures and digitized business processes that automate their core capabilities. Here’s the secret sauce your company can use. Read the article.

Federal Computer Week
“EA: Seeking a holistic approach to IT; Proponents see in enterprise architecture a discipline for bringing balance and harmony to IT expenditures”
by Matthew Weigelt
September 2006
Noting that federal agencies experience many of the same architectural issues as large corporations, Matthew Weigelt explains how companies work their way through the four architecture maturity stages described in CISR’s new book, Enterprise Architecture as Strategy. The author quotes Jeanne W. Ross on CISR research and also cites the work of a number of government architecture experts. Read the article.

Architecture and Governance Magazine
Volume 2 Issue 3 — The Innovation Issue
“Top Ten Leadership Principles”
Excerpted from the newly released EA tome, Enterprise Architecture as Strategy, learn the top 10 leadership principles for Enterprise Architecture. Read the article.
“In Step with … Jeanne W. Ross”
Get to Know MIT’s Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance Researcher. Read the article.

MIT Sloan Management Review
“Featured Top 20 Articles Chosen by Faculty”
Faculty from the world’s top business schools have found the following articles to be most effective for use in their classrooms. From recently published new ideas to classic, seminal articles, they represent some of the best thinking from MIT SMR. Two of the top 20 were authored by CISR researchers. Read more.

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
by Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson
June 2006
Based on interviews and surveys at over 150 companies, this book describes how leading companies use architecture to guide the evolution of a core foundation of IT systems and business processes. These companies then exploit this foundation as a competitive weapon to seize new business opportunities. And what makes this capability a competitive advantage is only a small percent of companies — we estimate five percent — do it well. The book describes how to design and build a core foundation of processes and systems, and how to use this foundation to seize market opportunities and drive profitable growth. More information.

“Organization Design and Effectiveness over the Innovation Life Cycle”
by George Westerman, F. Warren McFarlan, Marco Iansiti
March — April 2006

MIS Quarterly Executive
“Transforming a Company, Project by Project: The IT Engagement Model”
by Nils O. Fonstad and David Robertson
March 2006
IT organizations have long struggled with achieving company-wide strategies while simultaneously responding to urgent requests from business units to implement solutions for local projects. Our studies suggest that successful approaches address two fundamental goals: alignment between IT and the rest of the business and coordination across multiple organizational levels. Read the article.

CIO Magazine
“Success and Failure in Outsourcing”
by Jeanne W. Ross and Cynthia Beath
February 1, 2006
IT executives entering into IT and business process outsourcing arrangements seek a variety of benefits, including cost reductions, variable capacity and reduced management time spent on IT. But outsourcing succeeds only if both the vendor and the client achieve expected benefits. CIO Magazine wrote three articles based on CISR’s research on the IT Oursourcing “Sweet Spot.” Read the articles.

MIT Sloan Management Review
“Generating Premium Returns on Your IT Investment”
by Peter Weill and Sinan Aral
Winter 2006
Get “IT Savvy” by changing not only technology but also by supporting business practices and capabilities. Survey data from 147 U.S. companies show how, offering five hallmarks of IT savvy and practical first steps. Read the abstract.