Managing BYOD with Policies in the Midsized Firm


There’s been much discussion of the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) over the last few years. While the topic has been written about by many bloggers and authors, there’s been very little discussion about BYOD in the small and midsize business space. Many large organizations have the ability to deploy large and complex […]

The role of IT and the CIO in Marketing


Isaac Sacolick recently wrote a post titled Dear CIO, Here’s How To Help the CMO with Marketing Automation where he talked about the need for CIO’s and CMO’s to work closely together for marketing automation projects. In that post, he wrote: …fully achieving “marketing automation” is no where as easy as SalesForce, Microsoft, or Oracle […]

Real World Mobility – Filling the Gaps


Sponsored by Dimension Data. I just finished reading through the Dimension Data Secure Enterprise Mobility Report.The report is a nice report on how modern organizations are thinking about and approaching strategic planning with mobility, BYOD and security in mind. A few highlights of the report where 1,622 IT decision makers were surveyed: 27% said they […]

Incorporating Mobility into your Technology Strategy


Sponsored by Dimension Data. In Thinking about Robust Strategies for BYOD and Mobile, I wrote:  A robust strategy for BYOD and mobility requires a re-thinking of the entire enterprise strategy. While re-thinking doesn’t equate to re-working, it does mean a complete end-to-end revisit of the enterprise strategy to ensure BYOD and mobile devices are well […]

Thinking about Robust Strategies for BYOD and Mobile


Sponsored by Dimension Data. BYOD is a reality today. Organizations have been trying to figure out how to manage this new ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) reality but there are very few organizations that have robust strategies and solutions to manage this new mobile world. Most organizations have embraced BYOD with a few one-off solutions […]

Stop Talking, Start Listening – Tips for Vendors and Consultants


We’ve all been there. Sitting in a meeting listening to a vendor pitch their solution. They bring a team in to your organization and spend a few hours doing a song and dance about how their solution and team is the best partner for you in the long term. This vendor explains to you how […]

The Open Cloud


One of the areas that is receiving a lot of interest from friends and clients is the idea of using the open cloud for projects. There are many misconceptions of the open cloud. For one, people hear the word “open” and immediately think it’s not secure, which is as far from the truth as it […]

Available does not equal best

No Technology in Brighton By Sammy0716 on flickr

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Note: I love technology…believe me I do.  I just really liked this photo I Just finished reading Implementing new technologies for the right reasons over on the Enterprise CIO Forum.  The article, written by Martin Davis of Canada’s J D Irving Ltd, provides a nice reminder in today’s technology driven world. […]

Simple, Fast and Leveraged – Reasons to move to the cloud?


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I just finished watching an interview titled Cloud benefits are speed, simplicity and resource leverage on the Enterprise CIO Forum website with Joel Dobbs, Vice President of IT at Eisai Corporation of North America. In the interview, Mr. Dobbs shares his view of cloud computing […]

User Personas for Technology Selection Projects


I’ve been playing around with the idea of User Personas for use in technology selection projects.  I’ve used user personas while building various websites and applications, but never used them (or heard of them being used) in technology selection projects. If you aren’t familiar with the idea of user personas, go read Ten Steps to […]