Links for June 1 2014

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On Being Present And Engaged Quote: Catching peoples’ time, capturing their attention is a huge challenge for all of us.  When we finally do, we need to make sure we are totally present and engaged.  If we aren’t it’s a huge missed opportunity, it’s a waste of time on everyone’s part, and getting that next […]

Foto Friday – Killdeer

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I captured this Killdeer at the pond at my parents house. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L.

Trends in the SMB Technology Space

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I just finished reading a report from SMB Group titled “Vendor Strategies to Bring Game-Changing Technology Trends to SMBs”. The report is a pay-per-access report but I received a copy from IBM to review and I’m happy I got to see it. The report describes research performed by SMB Group into how small and medium […]

The People Challenge for the Midsize Organization

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There are many challenges facing the IT function within the midsize organization. Actually, there are many challenges facing the IT function within all organizations but there’s a particular challenge facing the smaller organizations. The ultimate challenge for small and midsize organizations is finding the right mix of people and technologies for the things the organization […]

Links for Sunday May 25 2014

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The new CIO challenge: Assembling the right combo of human and machine smarts Quote: Business peers are tech savvy, customers are plugged into your business like never before and digital disruptors are everywhere. Being a successful CIO in the digital enterprise is not about separating from your peers and customers, conference organizers said — it’s […]

Foto Friday – Carolina Chickadee

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Captured this Carolina Chickadee with a worm in its mouth preparing to feed its babies. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

Big Data, People and the SMB

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According to the  2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data survey, most large organizations today (almost 49% of survey respondents) claim to be well along the implementation path for big data initiatives and projects. Additionally, those large organizations are well ahead of their small and medium business (SMB) counterparts. There are a number of reasons for the […]

Foto Friday: Carolina Wren Singing

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Captured this Carolina Wren singing in our backyard. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld.

Foto Friday – Our Chinchilla

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Our Chinchilla BB passed away this week. She was a great member of our family and will be missed.

Links for May 4 2014

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Time to rethink your business model Quote: If your business model is so obsolete that the only way to make money is to extract fees when your customers make mistakes, or to charge for stuff that was once free, it’s time to innovate your business model The Future of Retail and the Cloud Wars Quote: […]