Making Theory Meet Practice

Theory-Practice

This won’t surprise many people (at least I hope it doesn’t)…there is a huge difference between “theory” and “practice”. I’m an academic AND and practitioner. I have a Doctorate in Information Systems and have worked in aspects of IT / IS for almost 20 years now.  Theory is great at preparing people for doing things in […]

Maintaining the Delicate Balancing Act as CIO

CIO Generic Analytics Big Data

I just ran across an article titled “The CIO balancing act: agility, innovation, cost savings” over on The Enterprisers Project. If you haven’t stumbled across The Enterprisers Project in the past, make sure to add it to your daily routine (RSS feeds, twitter, etc etc) as there is always some great content over there. In “The CIO balancing […]

Foto Friday – Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Wall

Tent Rocks Slot Canyon Wall

A capture of one of the walls of the Tent Rocks Slot Canyon. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40L handheld.

Beware the Strategy Trap(s)

strategy trap

A nice short post over on Farnam Street today highlights the various traps that people and companies can find themselves in when they begin looking at strategy and strategic planning.  The article, titled “Six Strategy Traps“, highlights a passage from a great book on strategy by Roger Martin and A. G. Lafley titled “Playing to Win: […]

“Digital” Transformation

transformation

Many folks are talking about the ‘digital’ transformation that is happening across many industries and businesses today.  These folks mention digital transformation as if its something new or different than any other transformation project that companies have had to undergo through their lifetimes. Last week I read a post titled “Why most digital transformation projects […]

Foto Friday – Titmouse Bathing

Titmouse Bathing

Captured this Titmouse taking a bath while touring Palo Duro Canyon in Texas.  Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II handheld.

Complexity – The Killer of Agility?

complexity

I’ve said a few times that the data center of today isn’t the data center of yesterday nor is it the data center of tomorrow. In fact, in “The Data Center of Tomorrow” I wrote that the: “data center will be a combination of internal and external systems that combine to create an agile, efficient […]

Does IT Agility Equate to Business Survival?

IT Agility Key to Survival?

I’ve been writing about agility within the data center and IT group recently. I truly believe the future of IT (and the business) requires that those of us in IT rethink how and what we deliver to our organizations. While reading a white paper titled “Agile IT Empowers Business Success”, I ran across an intriguing […]

Foto Friday – Tent Rocks Slot Canyon

Tent Rocks Slot Canyon

This is a capture from the Tent Rocks Slot Canyon trail in New Mexico. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 17-40mm L handheld.

Everything As A Service

Everything-as-a-service

It seems like every article you read about technology today includes a service delivered in an ‘-As-A-Service’ approach. We have an abundance of Software-As-A-Service (SaaS), Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS), Communications-As-A-Service (CaaS), Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) and many other X-aaS systems/platforms. In fact, XaaS is being used to denote the ‘Everything-As-A-Service’ mentality. The ‘Everything-As-A-Service’ approach is one that makes a […]

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