Foto Friday – Great Blue Heron

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I captured this Great Blue while driving around some back roads close to the house. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L

Opening Up Your Data

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Data and data analytics have been an important part of organizations for many years. Companies have had data warehouses for as long as I can remember. Those data warehouses were generally well designed and well managed and was the final destination of most of an company’s structured data. Using the data stored within these warehouses, […]

Foto Friday – Lake View Silhouette

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I captured this over the weekend while out driving backroads around the house. Taken at Lake Sahoma during a cloud afternoon. Captured with an iPhone 5s.

Is Marketing Really Shortchanging IT?

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I just finished reading Marketing’s New Digital Role Is Shortchanging IT. The article had a good premise (e.g., IT and Marketing are fighting for budget) but rather than discuss the real reasons for this current predicament, the author obliquely places the blame at the feet of the Marketing group for ‘stealing’ budget from IT. The […]

Foto Friday – Old Cameras

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I pulled this one from the archives. My first attempt at Light Painting. We set up some old cameras and did some light painting with an LED light. Played around with Lightroom Levels to get the “grunge’ look.  Captured with Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105L on a Gitzo tripod.

Staying Relevant as a CIO

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I received an email this week pointing me to a nice article over on The Enterprisers Project titled “CIO’s: Stay Relevant With This Advice From 7 Veteran IT Executives“. The article leads to a downloadable PDF that describes a roundtable discussion between the following IT veterans: Cynthia Stoddard, NetApp CIO John Marcante, Vanguard CIO and […]

Foto Friday – Nuthatch

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Captured this Nuthatch on our deck feeder. Captured with Canon 1D Mark IV and Sigma 500 mm 4.5 DG handheld.

Don’t Let Your Data Drive You

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I just read Jim Harris’ recent blog post titled “Data isn’t everything“. In the post, Jim provides some quotes from an article titled “Why Quants Don’t Know Everything“. One of the passages from Jim’s post that I wanted to share was the following: Quants have risen to prominence in fields as diverse as sports, politics, […]

Links for July 13 2014

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Innovators overcome the can’ts Quote: Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough.  Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.  Because while the innovation team […]

Big Data – It’s not just for revenue

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If you spend any time reading about big data, you’ll find that most articles, blogs and stories refer to big data as a way to generate revenue.  Now, most times you won’t see the word “revenue” used but you’ll see plenty of references to ‘clients’, ‘customers’, ‘new products’ and the like.   I’m guilty of the […]