Important Skills for the Data Scientist

What are the important skills for a data scientist? Most people would say the most important skills are data related. These skills are important. Extremely important. Without the interest or ability to analyze data, it would be hard to be a data scientist. Many would argue technology skills are important. Data scientists need to be … Read more Important Skills for the Data Scientist

The People Challenge for the Midsize Organization

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 … Read more The People Challenge for the Midsize Organization

Big Data, People and the SMB

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 … Read more Big Data, People and the SMB

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: … Read more Hiring the modern IT Security Professional

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 … Read more The Fanboy and The Professional

What have you done for me lately?

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 … Read more What have you done for me lately?