Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Introducing Infrics

At least for now, this site is a sole proprietorship.  I'm Donald Ham, who spent the last 10 years running technology research at Avon Products, the direct sales cosmetics company; and at Wm. Wrigley Jr., the gum and confections company.

I was a lucky man. I got to work with some of the brightest minds in enterprise IT.  I designed and implemented research portfolios, which meant I also got to work with some of the brightest minds at Forrester, Gartner, Meta Group, AMR Research, and IDC.  Few people other than CIOs are asked to know something about every aspect of corporate IT, but I was one of them.  I attended every Gartner Symposium for the last 10 years, a good number of Giga and Forrester Forums, plus dozens of conferences in areas like mobile, SOA, Cloud computing, enterprise architecture, and supply chain.

To put it mildly, there is a lot of noise in what you hear from research companies and from the companies who are trying to sell their hardware, software, and services.  On the other hand, there are corporations struggling valiantly to put out fires, but rarely getting to raise their collective heads and work on innovation.  On top of all that, societal changes in the ways we use technology and interact with one another are bearing down fast on tech vendors and buyers alike. 

It may be immodest, but I think I have something useful to add, a point of view you'll find valuable, and a place for a dialogue that's low on noise, high on insight and ways to act.  And since this is the way I propose to earn my living, soon you'll see a set of consultation and service offerings, and I hope you will consider engaging me for both.   But let's get started first.  I'll post alerts to updates on Twitter, and you can add this site to your RSS feed.   Let me know what YOU would like to see, and it will help guide the articles and the research.

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