IT Doesn't Just Matter, It's Critical

from the does-Nicholas-Carr-matter... dept

Following on the post we had yesterday about why Nicholas Carr is barking up the wrong tree with his thesis that IT doesn't matter, here's an article from Don Tapscott in CIO magazine taking apart Carr's ideas in detail. It's really an update to a previous talk Tapscott gave criticizing Carr's ideas, but it's well worth the read. He makes the argument that companies that buy into Carr's beliefs are effectively going to commit suicide, and supports my belief in "fleeting competitive advantages" rather than sustainable ones by saying: "The speed of the competition is accelerating and competitors are trying to catch up. This is the new normal. Companies need to be more agile. Get used to it!"

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