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Cloud Computing for SMB: 2012 Update

Cloud Computing is still a hot topic in 2012. For the Small and Medium Business (SMB) community, it is a game changer. Unlike the days of past, cloud computing offers leverage previously only available to enterprise class companies. In essence, cloud computing levels the playing field for SMBs. I wrote about this back in June… Continue reading Cloud Computing for SMB: 2012 Update

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What Can In-Flight Phone Service Teach Us About In-Flight Wi-Fi?

If you are like me, you spend quite a bit of time sitting on an airplane. Over the years, the amount of flight-time has increased too. At the same time our professional and personal lives are becoming “always on”. Meaning, that we have a growing need to stay connected…digitally. It could be to respond to… Continue reading What Can In-Flight Phone Service Teach Us About In-Flight Wi-Fi?

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Motivation And Work Ethics: Passion Fuels the Engine

I have worked in many environments from very large global companies to small startups. During that time, I have seen my share of different work ethics. And motivation plays a closely related part. Think of it as the finely tuned engine in a car is the work ethic and the fuel is the motivation. Navigating… Continue reading Motivation And Work Ethics: Passion Fuels the Engine

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Cloud Computing Trends: 2012 Update

In my various conversations and presentations last year, I was starting to hear a concerning theme. I’ll get to why it is concerning in a bit. The theme was around what I called “cloud fatigue”. That is, people were starting to get tired of talking about cloud computing. The reason was that the term had… Continue reading Cloud Computing Trends: 2012 Update

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Do Executive Changes Signal a Change in the Economic Winds?

As the economy starts to improve, the movement of executives from one organization to another starts. This movement is not relegated to the upper ranks either. The lieutenants of a CIO and their rank-and-file are just as, if not more, prone to movement. Over the past few years, the volume of movement has waned…for good… Continue reading Do Executive Changes Signal a Change in the Economic Winds?

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What the CIO Needs to Know About BYOD

BYOD is a relatively new acronym. No, it does not mean Bring Your Own Drink. It stands for Bring Your Own Device. By device, it means smartphone, tablet or laptop. Conceptually, it means that the user is using their own personal device rather than one issued by the company they work for. History Historically, computing… Continue reading What the CIO Needs to Know About BYOD

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The Five Stages of Public Speaking

People often ask me how to become a public speaker. The first step is to hone your skills and comfort getting in front of a live audience. Second is to know your subject well. Speaking is about educating. The best speakers educate their audience. I could write an entire posting just on these first two… Continue reading The Five Stages of Public Speaking