Hiring the modern IT Security Professional


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I just finished reading Rafal Los’ piece on the Enterprise CIO Forum titled Hiring information security talent a challenge. Its a good piece that highlights the difficulty of hiring quality IT profiessionals int he security space.  In the article, Rafal highlights two key areas that he argues are causing the challenges…they are: […]

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 […]

What have you done for me lately?

Road to the Horizon

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. What have you done for me lately? If you’ve grown up in the world of IT, you probably either get asked this question regularly or you feel that the people within the organization are thinking it. Its fairly common to have a technology project finish up and everyone […]

Links for April 29 2012

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Stop Blabbing About Innovation And Start Actually Doing It by Aaron Shapiro on Fast Company Quote: If your business can’t innovate, it won’t survive when the startup in the garage across town that doesn’t have to answer to your shareholders does all the things legal has been telling you that you can’t do, all the […]

Pearl Zhu on Top 10 Challenges facing the CIO

Gold top 10 winner

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Pearl Zhu posted a nice article over on the Enterprise CIO Forum titled Ready, Set, Go: CIO’s Top Ten Challenges. In that article, Pearl highlights the issues facing CIO’s and IT today…and does a good job of outlining why these issues exist. Nice article and worth the jump over to read […]

Not What, but How – Connecting IT and the Business


This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Bill Laberis had an interesting article on the Enterprise CIO Forum in late April titled Connecting IT and the business. In the article, Bill points to the latest CIO.com State of the CIO survey and that survey’s two top priorities for CIO’s in the next […]

The Strategy Disconnect


Strategy…its a word that conjurs up a lot of images…some good and some bad. There are a lot of people writing and talking about strategy. There are tons of books. Lots of consultants and lots of material on the subject. There are many many millions of dollars spent each year on ‘strategy’. There are courses […]

Are we treating the symptoms, or the real problem?


Lately, I’ve been having a lot of knee pain.  For the last few months, its been constant and regular and seemed to get worse when I would spend a lot of time on my feet.  My initial thought was that my years of powerlifting in high school was finally catching up to me and I […]

Links for October 10 2010

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Motivation Over Talent and Process by by Jurgen Appelo on NOOP.NL Quote: Processes are not enough to make people more competent. You need motivation first, or everything else won’t work. Estimation in an Almost Agile Shop by John F. Bauer III on Midwest IT Survival Quote: In order to meet a communicated business need within […]

On Value


If you don’t know, my passion outside of technology, entrepreneurship and writing on this blog is photography.  I’ve recently been spending even more time on that passion of mine…which is OK by me Don’t fret though…I still love thinking, and writing, about IT and people One of the photography blogs that I regularly follow is called “A Photo […]