Open Source, The Enterprise and The Community

Rackspace has just announced their open source cloud platform, OpenStack in collaboration with NASA. While the open source world has been a viable area for quite some time, there seems to be a lot of talk these days of open-sourcing many things. Google has opened up Android, the Department of Homeland Security has just announced an … Read more Open Source, The Enterprise and The Community

Small Business Technology Outsourcing

I’ve been thinking about approaches to small business technology initiatives and whether it makes sense for small business to outsource a good portion of their IT infrastructure and platforms. Most of the things I’ve read on the topic of small business IT outsourcing has been fairly light in terms of advice for small business owners. … Read more Small Business Technology Outsourcing

I can, but should I?

Image via Wikipedia I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this question sometime in your life. You know that moment in your day (or life) where you have the ability to do something but you stop to ask yourself ‘should I?’  Whether it be skipping school, buying the new iPhone or buying a new car…you might stop … Read more I can, but should I?

Make sure you can live up to your own hype…

Image by Aprile C via Flickr I’m in Atlanta this week on business. I decided to stay at a nice little boutique hotel in midtown called the Artmore Hotel.   The price was the same as the other hotel I was planning to stay in…and the hotel looked much more interesting than the Courtyard.  A … Read more Make sure you can live up to your own hype…

CIO’s – what’s your team’s story?

In my post earlier this week, I spoke, or more accurately typed, about the importance of story. I wonder if there are any CIO’s and IT leaders out there that read that and wondered about their story?  Their personal story…and their IT group story. Have you thought about what the story is for your IT … Read more CIO’s – what’s your team’s story?

Small Business IT Outsourcing – don’t go too far

Can all of the information technology assets within a small business be outsourced?  Could we see the IT desks within small businesses be as empty as those in the photo? I hope not. The question of outsourcing all IT functions within a small business was asked of me by an acquaintance after she read two of … Read more Small Business IT Outsourcing – don’t go too far

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