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 …

Cloud Up in Smoke

Future View Cloud Burst Into The Cloud - For years I have written about the problems with the cloud computing model and my fears for business dependency on cloud providers.  Many of my concerns have come to fruition. I have met with and discussed these issues with global CIO’s, vendors and consulting firms and I …

Highly Missed Case of Cloud Lock-In

Basics on risks of Cloud Vendor Lock-In There are four primary lock-in risks that you’ll take working with a single cloud provider. These include: Data transfer riskApplication transfer riskInfrastructure transfer riskHuman resource knowledge risk Platform Strategy Many companies today are choosing a platform strategy as part of IT Transformation.  The idea behind it is similar …

The Business is Out of Your Hands

In the Cloud It is easier, cheaper, safer, better, faster, more reliable and promises to make you breakfast in the morning.   The cloud.  Now that we have placed everything important to us in the cloud,  the cloud has us. Look,  I'll keep this a simple thought exercise for you.   Cloud computing and subscription services offer …

Digital Workplace, Collaboration & GDPR

Digital Workplace and Collaboration There is an expectation by employees that organizational collaboration, communication and connectivity will meet or exceed currently available market driven technologies.  This means people working in companies expect that they can collaborate in ways consistent with what they can do at home. The Gig economy is here and it is supported …

Everything on Demand #Instant Gratification

The world is a place of amazing possibilities and more often than not, we have the ability today to do things we only dreamed of as kids.   Our children are growing up with the idea of "instant everything." If you want to purchase something and have it the same day or the next day, …

Project Black Box – 1 -2 -3

Team to the Center.. It isn't exactly what it seems..  About 10 years ago, my team implemented one of the first fully virtualized computing environments on a defense oriented platform.   It was a pretty complex system with a 4 tier architecture.  The software that we were sharing for end user productivity was called TeamCenter …

For Your Company – How much do you depend on Google? ~KM

The Value of Internet Searches This is something to think about in relation to how organizations use external search tools.  This doesn't apply to Google alone and I am not stating that Google will in fact charge us for search.  I am asking what would happen if they did.  I am also wondering out loud …

The RIGHT Data Could Be More Valuable

The power of purpose Good data does not mean good analytics.  Larry Lorenzoni - "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."    Without purpose data is useless. Google CEO Eric Schmidt.  Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of …

Personal KM to Public KM (Do you like cold liver?)

We are even greater than the sum of all our parts  (Downloading our minds to machines) This will solve the problem.   What problem are we looking to solve again? Have you ever thought or said words that can't convey how you feel? How does it feel to watch your child win at baseball?  How …