So you have big data…but do you have the Infrastructure to support it?

Big data is everywhere. Everyone wants to be doing big data. There’s one big data induced problem that many aren’t talking about or acknowledging.  That problem? Infrastructure. Where’s the infrastructure to support all the big data initiatives? Where’s the systems and storage to process and store all the data needed for all these ‘cool’ big … Read more So you have big data…but do you have the Infrastructure to support it?

CIO’s – will 2013 be different?

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. It’s a new year and time for review of 2012.  This coming year is an important one for anyone, but especially for IT and the CIO. In 2012, we’ve seen many more people talking about ‘change’ and having more involvement in owning technology from non-IT pieces of the … Read more CIO’s – will 2013 be different?

Windows 8 Migration Tips for Small Businesses

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve seen the announcement of the release of Windows 8 from Microsoft. For individuals purchasing a new computer you’ll most likely be forced to buy one that has Windows 8 installed.  This may cause some consternation at first with having to learn a … Read more Windows 8 Migration Tips for Small Businesses

Do things when you should…not when you have to

As a consultant, its my job to help my clients understand their options.  Its also my job to help them understand which of those options are best and which should be their focus over the near term (or long term). Sometimes, I’m paid to provide strategic options and then my client decides to implement those … Read more Do things when you should…not when you have to

Flexible tools and platforms for a changing world

In the IT world, we tend to take a single-minded approach to our technology platforms.   We have email systems. We have web systems. We have HR and Finance systems. Many organizations are implementing collaboration tools and social tools in the enterprise.  But…most organizations are implementing these platforms with blinders on without long-term plans for how … Read more Flexible tools and platforms for a changing world