Links for June 22 2014

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Cloud security is not an oxymoron Quote: I get it: there is a lot of data that can’t move to the cloud, not because IT managers don’t understand the issues, but because they need to comply with regulations that were designed before we understood the scope of our security problems. If you’re in one of […]

Foto Friday – Carolina Chickadee on the Feeder

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Captured this Carolina Chickadee on our deck feeder.

Finding Value in Data

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If you ask 100 people to define the value that data brings an organization, you’ll most likely get 150 different answers. Yes…that’s right…150 answers. You’ll hear a few good succinct responses but most will give you a few different answers with examples of how their organization ‘uses’ data. There’s a problem with that response though. […]

Links for June 15 2014

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Fulltime IT hiring is in; CIOs who can’t manage change are on the way out Quote: What does this mean for CIOs? According to Lane, the most important trait to demonstrate to the business today is that you can manage the enterprise transition from legacy systems to technologies like the cloud and mobile. And if […]

Foto Friday – Tufted Titmouse

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Captured this Tufted Titmouse  on our deck feeder. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 400 mm 5.6 L handheld.

Links for June 8 2014

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A social media contrarian speaks out on the limited value of tweet analytics Quote: Tools are becoming more powerful and easier to use, so we have that. Where there’s a shortage is of people who are good at analyzing the data. One of the things I’ve championed for is that the consumer insights/market research folks […]

Foto Friday – Woodpecker on Feeder

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I captured this Woodpecker on our deck feeder. Shutter speed was way to low (1/200) for this particular shot but the outcome turned out OK.

What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data?

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I’m often asked the following question: What is the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data? Before getting into my approach to answering that question, let’s be clear on what we’re talking about. When most people say “Business Intelligence” they’re talking about the class of products that have been implemented in most organizations, not the […]

On Common Sense

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Recently, my wife wanted to buy an item for her photography studio.  This particular item is something that you’d never think belonged in a studio…but photographers are creative people and they find many uses for all sorts of things. This item is a cat scratcher that looks similar to the item in the photo below. […]

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 […]