Building an Agile IT Group

Building an Agile IT Group

Like the data center in most organizations, IT groups have been undergoing a transformation over the last few years. IT leaders have constantly been on the lookout for new systems, technologies, people and skills to meet the ‘do more with less’ mantra while continuing to build out the capabilities required of their teams. Thankfully, CIO’s […]

Does your Disaster Recovery Plan Include the Cloud?

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud

In years past, companies have relied on multiple data center locations to act as their main disaster recovery (DR) systems and data in case of disaster. This has generally worked well for those companies that have planned and tested their DR systems and plans appropriately. In recent years organizations have been looking for more robust […]

Secrets to Big Data Success?

Big Data Secrets for Success

Last week I was asked whether there were any ‘secrets’ that companies can follow to ensure success with big data.  My short answer was “Nope.” My longer answer was something along the lines of “there aren’t any secrets, just lots of work and a little bit of luck.’ Most folks don’t like to hear answers […]

Foto Friday – Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron

Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron

I captured this Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron (I think…ID check?) at the Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 400 mm 5.6 L handheld.

Perceptions Matter – CIO’s Take Note

State of the CIO for 2015

CIO Magazine has released their “2015 State of the CIO” report.  I look forward to this report every year as it provides some great insight into the minds of CIO’s and the roles they are playing within their businesses. This year’s report has some great content but I wanted to point out one particular aspect […]

The New CIO Revisited

New CIO

Over on The CIO Leader, Ian Cox asks “Are CIO’s running out of time?”  In the article, Ian provides an excellent analysis of the current state of the CIO and argues that CIO’s are definitely not running out of time especially if the CIO realizes that the role today is different than it was in […]

Foto Friday – Egret Resting

Egret Resting

I captured this Egret in Murrells Inlet SC. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

Are you looking at all aspects of your business to identify cost savings?

Savings Ahead

I just read “Businesses prefer to cut in-house costs than challenge providers of outsourced services, survey finds” and just had to write a bit about the article. The article, which reports on a survey by Alsbridge, claims that many businesses today are focused on cutting internal costs rather than looking at outsourced providers and services […]

Are you a “Supply Chain” CIO or a Strategic CIO?

Supply Chain CIO or Strategic CIO

Over on the Gartner blog, Michael Moaz asked a great question in a recent post titled “CIOs can be supply specialists or maestros of innovation. Who are you?”   The question is implied within the title of the post but I’ll paraphrase it here for the benefit of discussion.  The paraphrased question is “Are you […]

Foto Friday – Cormorants in the Fog

Cormorants in the Fog

I went out to Huntington Beach State Park this morning…it was extremely foggy but I got the opportunity to take a few interesting photos.  These cormorants taking off in the fog turned out nicely. Captured with a Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 400mm 5.6 L.