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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Maybe Crazy

It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in the northeast US.  I have the opportunity to sit outside and look at some trees, grass and sky.   The way I get news these days is through snippets of information online and local channels. Generally speaking, I have shut off the major cable networks.  Outside of the …

What I Tell the Boys (In Short) Today

I have four children.  Each of them has their own unique personality and perspective.  They have their own interests and talents as well.  As I think of the world today and the challenges of living in this interconnected, socially exposed and technologically complex society,  I recognize how hard it must be for them.   I try …

The Original Content Creator

The content that I create and my original style make for a creation you haven't seen in a while.  I am number one, I bring it every day, got words that you heard from Japan to Jakay.  I bring the new fresh and simple point of view.  I bring the words and the pictures and …

Gaslighting Knowledge Management

Technology companies have an agenda to make money.  As well, they should as the market demands results.  If they don't show progress and growth they get penalized by investors.  This creates a situation where the underlying motivator has to outweigh some kind of higher standards of organizational intent. 

Basically Digital Workshop Slides

GDS Cohen <-- Presentation to GDS Summit  Title: Basically Digital: Pragmatic Digital Perspective and Definitions Synopsis: The word “Digital” has many meanings.  Conversations both inside and outside are often confusing because of the assumptions made.   In order to be successful in these digital discussions,  we need to establish what we mean and our intent. The …

Understanding Each Other

I saw this on LinkedIn posted by Dean Watson  I don't know where this originally came from but felt strongly enough to share this with my network The man doesn't know that there is a snake underneath. The woman doesn't know that there is a stone pressing on the man. The woman thinks: "I am …