About IT|Redux

IT|Redux — New Rules for a New IT World, is a weblog dedicated to the IT industry and the radical trends that are transforming it today. IT|Redux is the personal playground of Ismael Chang Ghalimi [LinkedIn], a passionate entrepreneur and fervent industry observer, founder and CEO of Intalio and producer of the Office 2.0 Conference. Ismael serves as an advisor or board member for several high-tech companies, including 3TERA, Buzzgain, EchoSign, Egnyte, EveryTrail, Intellimaker, Move & Play, Muchobene, and Presdo. Ismael is a professional scuba diver, instrument-rated airplane private pilot, helicopter student pilot, and American V-Twin rider. Ismael is a Stoic and lives with his wife, daughter, and son in Palo Alto, CA. Ismael also spends a week a month in Tokyo, Japan, and a fair amount of time in Red Carpet Lounges around the World. Ismael can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @ghalimi.

IT|Redux identifies three major trends that are in play today and are expected to remain so over the coming years: Reduction, Interconnection and Delegation. This weblog is organized into categories and sub-categories that mirror this classification, following the Minto Pyramid Principle:

Reduction relates to the need for simplification. IT systems have become to complex and are reaching a point of diminishing returns. This theme will address topics such as methods of abstraction, processes of consolidation, and efforts of standardization.

Interconnection refers to the adoption of network concepts as focal points for the development of new IT strategies. This theme will cover areas such as the emergence of a new office productivity suite, here called Office 2.0, the development of a service oriented architecture, and the need for sophisticated forms of social networking.

Delegation encompasses the various approaches leveraged by IT organizations to maximize the value created by existing assets with reduced budgets. This theme will focus on strategies such as software as a service, offshoring, and open source.