Foto Friday – Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Captured this Carolina Wren in the backyard. The photo is quite busy with the branches but it was the best of the bunch that I captured.  Captured through a glass door with a Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

The Value of Data

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I’m always on the look-out for stories of companies using data and analytics to manage their business. In a recent case study, IBM presented the story of the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium’s use of data and analytics to better predict visitor behavior. According to the story, prior to taking a data-driven management approach, the […]

Links for April 13 2014

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Leading IT Through Trust and Ownership Quote: I need my entire IT staff to think “outside / in” by learning about and caring about the lives of our customers. We can do that by walking a mile in their shoes. What is it like to be a call center agent? Spend a day with them […]

Foto Friday – Red-Headed House Finch

Red-Headed House Finch

Captured this red-headed house finch in our backyard last week. Captured through a glass door with a Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

Links for April 6 2014

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16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General Quote: Rank, authority, and even responsibility can be inherited or assigned, whether or not an individual desires or deserves them. Even the mantle of leadership occasionally falls to people who haven’t sought it. But actually leading is different. A leader decides to accept responsibility for others in […]

Foto Friday – Backyard Goldfinch

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I captured this Goldfinch in our backyard while he decided which feeder to visit. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

Links for March 30 2014

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Google Flu Trends’ Failure Shows Good Data > Big Data – Kaiser Fung – Harvard Business Review Quote: The amount of data still tends to dominate discussion of big data’s value. But more data in itself does not lead to better analysis, as amply demonstrated with Flu Trends. Large datasets don’t guarantee valid datasets. That’s […]

Foto Friday – Chinchilla Bathing

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This is a photo my wife took of our chinchilla taking a bath.  It’s rare to get her in the bath box when you have a camera in-hand.

How do you define the CIO role?

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While doing a bit of research on the role of the CIO for an article I was writing earlier this week, I ran across this definition of Chief Information Officer from Gartner: The person responsible for planning, choosing, buying and installing a company’s computer and information-processing operation. After reading that, I had to check the […]

Managing BYOD with Policies in the Midsized Firm

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There’s been much discussion of the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) over the last few years. While the topic has been written about by many bloggers and authors, there’s been very little discussion about BYOD in the small and midsize business space. Many large organizations have the ability to deploy large and complex […]