The Sidelined CIO

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The 2014 CIO State of the CIO Survey has some interesting data related to the role of the CIO. One of the interesting pieces of that survey relates to the idea that CIO’s are feeling as though they are being pushed aside. Nearly 30 percent of CIO’s reportedly feel ‘sidelined in their businesses as they […]

Are you avoiding risk or managing risk?

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I just read a great article over on the Mckinsey & Company blog titled “Building a bridge from CMO to CIO” where Matt Jauchius, EVP and CMO of Nationwide, describes his approach to working with the CIO of the company.    I encourage you to jump over there and read the article…there’s some great advice to help the CMO […]

Dissertation Defense Slides on Slideshare

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Just sharing this with my readers… I have uploaded my Dissertation Defense slides on Slideshare. If you don’t recall, the title of my dissertation is: “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making.” You can view the slides below or go over to slideshare to view them there.

Foto Friday – Sunrise on Isle of Palms

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I captured this sunrise on the Isle of Palms while on vacation.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 17-40 L handheld. Want a copy of this image? You can buy one at my Zenfolio store.

When life gives you a little fog…

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It’s been a bit quiet around here the past week. I’ve been doing some traveling over the holidays and enjoying some time with my wife and our cameras. This morning, we went out to one of the best locations in the area for bird watching and photography. We were pretty sure we wouldn’t see much […]

The Agile Data Center

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I participated in the #DataCtrChat Twitter chat last week to join in on the conversation about the Agile Data Center. If you haven’t joined in on a Twitter chat recently, you should. The #DataCtrChat is a great one to be a part of, especially if you’re interested in the data center. One of the questions […]

The Cloud – Gateway to Enterprise Mobility

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This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Can you remember what it was like to do your job ten years ago? For the most part, you were stuck to your desk and most likely using your large desktop computer with a very large CRT monitor. If […]

Foto Friday – Titmouse on the Feeder

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I captured this Titmouse on the backporch feeder last week. Captured with a Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 400mm 5.6 L handheld @ 2000 ISO.

Note to Self – Don’t say “Data Driven” Anymore

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Jim Harris just wrote a nice piece titled “It’s not about being Data Driven” over on his wonderful Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality Blog.  If you don’t have Jim’s blog on your radar, you should…he does great work over there. In this recent post, Jim writes about the difference between being ‘data-driven’ and using data to make […]

Building a Data Culture

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Many companies want to ‘do’ big data today. They’re spending money on systems, software, consulting, training and other services to be able to capture, process, analyze and use data. Those are all things that need to be done to be up their data science capabilities and skills. Companies need the right platforms, the right systems, […]