Foto Friday – Soldiers Cemetery at Bonaventure Cemetery – Savannah GA

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I took this at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah Georgia. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40 L.

Demystifying IT

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In a recent “Movers and Shakers” article by Martha Heller titled “The Power of Metaphor“, Malini Balakrishnan, CIO of Building Materials Holdings Corporation (BMC) claimed that one of the most important roles that a CIO has today is helping the organization uunderstandwhat role the IT group plays. Balakrishnan is quoted as saying: “As CIOs, we […]

The Role of the CEO – Driving Corporate Culture

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I’m sure there are many definitions of a CEO out there. Plenty of people will say the CEO should be a leader, manager, communicator and facilitator.  Other’s might say that the CEO is the person most focused on strategy and the ‘future’ of the business. Investopedia defines the CEO as: The highest ranking executive in […]

Woe the CIO!(?)

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Talk to some CIO’s today and you’ll hear nothing but a pity party about how their role is no longer seen as ‘valuable’ to the organization. These CIO’s will point to the growing role of marketing and the CMO in selecting and managing technology systems and solutions.  These CIO’s will talk about the ‘good old […]

The Sidelined CIO

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The 2014 CIO State of the CIO Survey has some interesting data related to the role of the CIO. One of the interesting pieces of that survey relates to the idea that CIO’s are feeling as though they are being pushed aside. Nearly 30 percent of CIO’s reportedly feel ‘sidelined in their businesses as they […]

Are you avoiding risk or managing risk?

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I just read a great article over on the Mckinsey & Company blog titled “Building a bridge from CMO to CIO” where Matt Jauchius, EVP and CMO of Nationwide, describes his approach to working with the CIO of the company.    I encourage you to jump over there and read the article…there’s some great advice to help the CMO […]

Dissertation Defense Slides on Slideshare

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Just sharing this with my readers… I have uploaded my Dissertation Defense slides on Slideshare. If you don’t recall, the title of my dissertation is: “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.” You can view the slides below or go over to slideshare to view them there.

Foto Friday – Sunrise on Isle of Palms

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I captured this sunrise on the Isle of Palms while on vacation.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 17-40 L handheld. Want a copy of this image? You can buy one at my Zenfolio store.

When life gives you a little fog…

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It’s been a bit quiet around here the past week. I’ve been doing some traveling over the holidays and enjoying some time with my wife and our cameras. This morning, we went out to one of the best locations in the area for bird watching and photography. We were pretty sure we wouldn’t see much […]

The Agile Data Center

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I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. If you haven’t joined in on a Twitter chat recently, you should. The #DataCtrChat is a great one to be a part of, especially if you’re interested in the data center. One of the questions […]