Links for April 13 2014

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Leading IT Through Trust and Ownership Quote: I need my entire IT staff to think “outside / in” by learning about and caring about the lives of our customers. We can do that by walking a mile in their shoes. What is it like to be a call center agent? Spend a day with them […]

Links for April 6 2014

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16 Leadership Lessons from a Four Star General Quote: Rank, authority, and even responsibility can be inherited or assigned, whether or not an individual desires or deserves them. Even the mantle of leadership occasionally falls to people who haven’t sought it. But actually leading is different. A leader decides to accept responsibility for others in […]

Links for March 23 2014

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Midwest IT Survival » Evolution of Corporate IT and the Future Impact of Cloud Quote: All in all, corporate IT is in constant evolution. The rate of evolution appears on all counts to be accelerating with no signs of any slowdown in the future. Anyone who isn’t prepared to have to constantly re-invent themselves should […]

Links for March 16 2014

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6 IT Strategies to Stay Ahead of Data Center Trends – CIO.com Quote: Automation, virtualization, cloud computing — these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs, increase flexibility and improve reliability. However, these shifts require IT, and their outsourcing providers, to rethink traditional strategies. Volkswagen: ‘The Car Must Not […]

Links for March 9 2014

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Three Steps to Improving Business-IT Alignment Quote: Whether we call it business-IT alignment or not, the desired state for a CIO is to be respected and valued for his or her knowledge and ability to contribute to meeting organizational goals. We want our peers to know that we understand their challenges and have ideas about […]

Links for March 2 2014

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Midsize Insider: Cloud FTW (For the Win) – How Gaming Developers are Driving a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Using Open Standards, Cloud Quote: We are witnessing a historic inflection point in technology. The power and potential of cloud computing to remove entry barriers and enable creativity is far exceeding anyone’s expectations and its impact on today’s […]

Links for Sunday Feb 23 2014

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What’s Your Story? Quote: Taking our corporate strategy, translating it into traceable, optimizable metrics, and using our data and models in a disciplined and iterative manner will allow us to be the best possible company we can be IT Language Lessons « The Dark Side Geek Quote: So what is the “common language”? The answer […]

Links for Feb 16 2014

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Innovate on Purpose: People are our most important asset Quote: Innovation is vitally, critically dependent on good people who are passionate about innovation and fully engaged and committed. Note the adjectives: passionate, engaged, committed. It can be difficult to find passionate, engaged and committed people for any activity, much less one that is unusual, fraught […]

Links for Sunday Feb 9 2014

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Ford’s data scientist: Keep all the data and sort it out later — Tech News and Analysis Quote: Ford Data Scientist Mike Cavaretta, talks about just how important all that social media output along with machine data could be to drive (ha!) the design and production of better cars. Oh, and sell more of them. […]

Links for Sunday Feb 2 2014

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Can Do vs. Can’t Do Cultures – Ben’s Blog Quote: Who does the Can’t Do Culture hurt the most? Ironically, it hurts the haters. The people who focus on what’s wrong with an idea or a company will be the ones too fearful to try something that other people find stupid. They will be too […]