Small Business Left Below the Cloud

Cloud Disconnect While many small and medium-size companies are being forced to use cloud services, they aren't able to get the full value out of them.   Many smaller companies need "the basics" to continue their operations.  Large cloud providers are building large behemoth solutions for enterprise organizations.  These large enterprise solutions get distilled to SMB …

The Future of Endpoint Devices @Work

I was asked recently what I think will happen in the near to medium term with endpoint devices in large companies.   Large companies depending on the industry have to make customized or bespoke technology patterns.   My perspective is generalized but with some influence by regulated financial, pharma, insurance and defense aligned companies. In the not …

CloudNomics

Parts Business need, plan, build, run, maintain, support.  Basics. I have worked for small business, large companies, government agencies, state and county.   From an IT perspective, things aren’t all too different.    The basics remain the same.   IT is always part of cost. Budget planning and actual spend historically had some form of …

CloudNomics #cloudhole #moneypit

Bunch of Cloudholes out there I tell ya. CIO "I want to save money." Vendor "Move all your services to the cloud." CIO "How much will I save?" Vendor "More than you can imagine." CIO "I have a good imagination." CIO reports to the CEO and the board they can save bajillions of dollars moving …

Trimming Back the Brush

It was the beginning of the summer and the bushes started to grow very quickly.  At first, they were just sprouting in all directions which created a messy disorganized very natural appearance.  A few weeks passed and they started to get bigger and overtake some of the other flowers and plants in the garden.   With …

Decision Rights

There was an old man who lived in a mountain.  He was wise and smarter than all the people in the region. When tough decisions were to be made, people would go the mountain and call him down for advice and in most cases to decide on matters. One day a young boy was given three goats …

Katabasis Required 4:10

How does a person run 100 miles? How do people rise up from great tragedy? Why does it take a war, a fight, a battle to bring people closer together? In life and as part of our work, it always amounts to some fight or battle.  I am not telling you that I understand why …

Buddy @ Work

It's time to shut down at work and get going.  You had a tough day and you have to get home.  It is getting late and the sun is going down or totally gone from the scene.  The pressure from work is building across teams and you are thinking about ways to solve tough problems …

Organizational Technology by Popularity

Being right doesn't equate to being effective. 

Shadows aren’t Reflections

Photo by Jeffrey Czum on Pexels.com When someone is walking with their back to the sun, the shadow cast is an impression based on the position of the sun relative to the person. This perspective represents a potentially distorted and dark outline of ourselves. Many of us look at shadows of ourselves in a figurative …