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.

Fixing the “Malfunctions” of the CIO

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I just read “The Four Malfunctions of a CIO” by Joe Scherrer and wanted to expand a but on what Joe writes about.   Before I do that, let me share the ‘four malfunctions’ that Joe highlights. They are: Not knowing yourself. Not communicating well. Inability to communicate the business value of IT. Not being […]

Using Twitter Sentiment for Market Decisions

Using Twitter Sentiment for Market Decisions

This is a repost from TradeTheSentiment.com In October 2014, I successfully defended my dissertation titled “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.” This dissertation was the final step in earning more D.Sc. in Information Systems. In my dissertation, I reported on my research into using natural language […]

Foto Friday – Another Sunrise on Isle of Palms

Another sunrise on Isle of Palms

This is another sunrise on Isle of Palms taken on our trip in November.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40 L handheld.

IBM’s Four Ways to Innovate using Big Data

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I just read through “Four Ways to Innovate Using Big Data and Analytics” over on Forbes. It’s a good read…you should jump over and read it yourself. If you don’t have the time (or just don’t want to), I give my thoughts on these ‘four ways” below. The ‘four ways’ are: The payback on big data […]

Building the Agile Data Center

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The modern data center is a complex environment with many different systems and many different objectives. The data center exists to provide an organization with the networking, storage, processing and connectivity features needed to operate in the fast paced, data-driven world we live in today. Over the years, many data centers have become the dumping […]

The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making – A Book Synopsis

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One of the books that I use in my various consulting projects and academic work is titled “The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making” by Scott Plous.  This particular book might seem like a very academic book, but in reality it is very accessible and easy for anyone to read and understand. I’ve had this particular […]

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 […]