Digital Workplace: Understanding Basics and Risk

The Reality - Simple Risk Case The frame for this post is based on discussions taking place through LinkedIn.   Recently, LinkedIn made a change where I have become more visible to new communities of people.  As a result, I have seen a significant uptick in requests for people to connect and talk. While I can't …

Will Covid-19 Change our Workplace?

WFH - Working from Home It's the modern age and many companies still aren't allowing people to work from home.  There are many reasons companies believe that working from an office is better.  At this point, it doesn't matter why.  What matters is how companies are going to manage with the new way of work. …

Collaboration Services – Leadership

Technology today drives "the way" (methods) in which most of us collaborate.  Successful collaboration depends on "collaboration patterns" which are independent of specific technologies.  The mistake many people make is to depend on commercial collaboration technologies without investing the time and resources to understand the complexity. Organizational success for collaboration services depends on the overall …

Social Test

Bullies and Acceptance One of my children is very interested in play by play sports.  He studies sports and practices making podcasts.  He is also working events and got a job with his school doing play by play for all sorts of sports.    I have been working with him to develop social media strategies …

The Test – E + SV + SR = T/t

The Complexities of Trust (Organization) In his book "Hit Refresh" Satya Nadella says "..for me, trust is a sacred responsibility."  Beyond his view on empathy, I can't think of anything more important or powerful in his book than his message on trust. He shares his idea for trust as an equation as  E + SV …

Out of the Shadows IT

Emerging IT Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon aka "frequency Illusion" "where one stumbles upon some obscure piece of information—often an unfamiliar word or name—and soon afterward encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly." A few months ago, I started writing about the future of IT.   At a high level, I mentioned that software service providers will seek to …

Small Business Cloud|Digital Basics

Moving Local to Remote Thinking of moving from your small office to a cloud service provider?   You have to consider the risks and rewards.  It is important to understand the costs and benefits and you have to invest time into thinking about it.  Here are a few reasons to consider moving to the cloud: Scale …

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 #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 …