Can Twitter Sentiment be used to generate buy / sell signals?


This is a cross-post from Before we get started…its VERY easy to look back and say “yes…that would have been a buy signal”.  If the market worked with hindsight, we’d all be millionaires. For this approach, I’m going to use the thought that the masses are ‘wrong’.  That is…when Sentiment gets extremely bearish or […]

Shadow IT and Enterprise Security – The boogeyman and the shadows


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. First off…if you aren’t familiar with the boogeyman, its the bad person in stories that are normally told to kids to keep them in line. The boogeyman is also used by adults to scare other adults to make them stay in line. IT Professionals use the boogeyman to […]

Comparing Market Sentiment – Twitter vs the “Professionals”


If you’ve been following me for more than a few months, you probably know that I’m researching Twitter Sentiment related to the market for my doctoral dissertation. A few previous posts on the topic: Using Twitter Sentiment for predicting stock price movement Will Twitter make you a better investor? Understanding Twitter Sentiment for Investing Decisions […]

Shadow IT and Information Optimization


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Following up my Data Disconnect and Shadow IT post from yesterday, I wanted to talk about the 2nd area that is often overlooked when people undertake their own Shadow IT initiatives. In my previous post, I talked about the Data Disconnect. That space where the data in your […]

Data Disconnect and Shadow IT

Disconnected by By Bee-Brilliant on Flickr

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Yes Shadow IT again. But…rather than rehash the things I’ve talked about before, I wanted to take some time to walk through a few issues that aren’t always discussed when we talk about Shadow IT. The first is Data Disconnect, which I’ll talk about here. The 2nd is…well…you’ll […]

Revisiting Shadow IT…again.


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. The topic of Shadow IT is making the rounds again. A quick Google search finds more than a few new posts on the topic in last few days/weeks with more than just a few pointing to the “good” that can come from Shadow IT.  I don’t know that […]

The consequences of incentives


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I want to share a story with you. Its a story about how an approach to “incentivizing” professionals turned a highly functioning team into a team focused on ‘checking boxes’ and functioning as a group of individuals rather than a team. This is a true story…and happens more than most of […]

A quick analysis of the #CIO Twitter Stream – Twitter Quality vs Quantity?


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been capturing and analyzing the #CIO twitter stream. I’m interested in the CIO topic, have the capabilities to do the work and there are some really interesting aspects to twitter users and messages that I’m enjoying studying…so I chose this particular topic to take a more detailed […]

The Fanboy and The Professional


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. In the world of IT / technology, we have two main types of people: The Professional and The Fanboy. The Professional The Professional is the backbone of IT. They are the people that spend their entire career toiling away in an under-appreciated, over-worked and continuously under-funded job function. They view technology […]

Shining light on IT costs and budgets

Light the Way - Antelope Slot Canyon

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. One of the things I’ve always struggled with in the world of IT and technology is budgets and costing.  Its not the actual budgets/finance issues themselves but the way in which the IT world handles budgets and finance. For those of you who’ve never been involved in IT […]