The People Challenge for the Midsize Organization

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There are many challenges facing the IT function within the midsize organization. Actually, there are many challenges facing the IT function within all organizations but there’s a particular challenge facing the smaller organizations. The ultimate challenge for small and midsize organizations is finding the right mix of people and technologies for the things the organization […]

Big Data, People and the SMB

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According to the  2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data survey, most large organizations today (almost 49% of survey respondents) claim to be well along the implementation path for big data initiatives and projects. Additionally, those large organizations are well ahead of their small and medium business (SMB) counterparts. There are a number of reasons for the […]

Hiring the modern IT Security Professional

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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 […]