October, 2010

Launch of Newspaper Extinction Timeline for every country in the world

Trends in the Living Networks

Back in August I predicted that newspapers in their current form will be irrelevant in Australia in 2022. That received significant international attention including from The Australian , The Guardian , Editor & Publisher (which called me the 'Wizard of Aussie') and many others.

LiveKd for Virtual Machine Debugging

IT Pros Rock!

When Dave Solomon and I were writing the 3 rd edition of the Windows Internals book series Inside Windows 2000 back in 1999, we pondered if there was a way to enable kernel debuggers like Windbg and Kd (part of the free Debugging Tools for Windows package.( read more

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5 Reasons Consumer Innovations Outpace the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With all of the killer apps and data , social systems , creative visualization and different devices out there in the consumer space, why we aren’t making more and faster progress in adopting some of them in the companies where we work?

MongoDB & Ecommerce : A Perfect Combination


Last night I gave a presentation on MongoDB & Ecommerce. OpenSky is the first company to use MongoDB in production for ecommerce. I shared why we went this route, and why it’s an obvious and powerful combination. At OpenSky we use MongoDB to develop the next ecommerce platform. OpenSky also uses Symfony 2, Doctrine 2, PHP 5.3, PHPUnit 3.5, jQuery, node.js, Git”) (with gitflow) and a touch of Java”) and Python&rdquo

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Lord of the Metrics

A CIO's Voice

Every organization is looking at understanding IT performance. As a department, IT should be vigilant at applying information processing capabilities that benefit the business. In order to meet this requirement IT must provide the following services while managing costs and prioritizing requests to optimize value: Operate and support the infrastructure required to process, store, secure, and communicate information. Operate and support the business applications that process information.


Some thoughts on Dads, IEPs, and PTOs

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

This is a repost of something I originally wrote in the summer of 2007. Three years old, but just as relevant now as it was then. - – — — —– Last summer (2006) in the post “Men must attend IEP meetings” , I quoted Charles Fox of the Special Education Law Blog on the important role men can (should) play in the IEP process.

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Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: "On The Frontlines" Interview

Cloud Musings

Trezza Media Group provides high-quality thought leadership media and marketing services to help companies connect to government leaders, channel partners and other industry and technology partners. Their goal is to

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7 Great iPad Apps for CIOs

CIO Dashboard

As we head into the weekend, maybe you will be sitting down with a coffee tomorrow morning with your iPad, wondering what to do with it beyond read email and looking at a few websites.

Comedy 2.0: You Had Me at "Social"

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Saturday night, I was fortunate to see a professional comedian perform. Paul F. Tompkins played a one-night-only show at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, MA. Although there were many noteworthy things about this performance, the most BLOG-worthy thing was Mr. Tompkins’ question as he took the stage: “How many people are here because of the Facebook group?”. This was clearly a different way to make a comedy show happen.


A CIO's Voice

As the purveyor of everything IT, I am charged with making sure projects do not suffer from the dreaded scope creep. As managers we know the productivity of the resources involved and how to allocate them, sometimes the requirements gathering fails and so does estimating costs and scheduling deliverables. This is often the case with application development.


Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Chance favors the connected mind (Where Good Ideas Come From)

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

I’ve read the reviews , I’ve seen the video (also embedded below), and I’ve listened in on the webinar.

Getting an online identity from before you are born is just the beginning of a life online

Trends in the Living Networks

The invention of the graphical web browser in 1993 was the moment that 'getting online' became meaningful, when we could start to post ideas, photos, and more that anyone in the world with an internet connection could access.

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Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: GSA Awards Eleven US.

Cloud Musings

According to Federal News Radio, GSA awarded eleven vendor spots in the first Federal cloud infrastructure-as-a-service award. The winners were: * Apptis Inc. partnered with Amazon Web Services * AT&T * Autonomic

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Tackling Total Cost of Ownership

CIO Dashboard

Guest post by Sean Sell. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis is intended to determine the lifetime costs of acquiring, operating, and changing something.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Tappers vs Listeners

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

[photo credit: "Morse Telegraph Key" posted to Flickr by public.resource.org]. Last week, I came across an article that resonated with me because of things I see all the time as a consultant. . Many times, as consultants, we fall into traps that diminish our effectiveness.

ReBoot – My Affair with My iPhone Continues

A CIO's Voice

It has been 2 years since I have been having an affair with my phone – my iPhone. I recently upgrade to iPhone 4 and boy I am not disappointed. Why should I be? After all it is an Apple product. I was using my iPhone 3G and it was working great until I upgrade the iOS recently. Then things slowed down. Even after Apple tried to fix, my iPhone 3G was never the same. It was a causality of its own technology.

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Mobile devices are not the enemy of learning

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

Towards the back of his book Don’t Bother Me Mom, I’m Learning , published in 2005, author Marc Prensky discusses the potential for using cell phones as a tool for learning in schools.

A fantastic success story in local TV, newspaper and web: aggregating audiences and linking to transactions

Trends in the Living Networks

Next week I am giving the opening keynote at the Regional TV Marketing Association conference in Byron Bay, which brings together the top executives across regional television, media buyers, and corporate marketing roles.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

NIST To Hold 2nd Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop

Cloud Musings

On November 4-5, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold their second Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop. During this event, NIST will report on the status of federal efforts around cloud

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Closing the Expectations Gap

CIO Dashboard

Guest Post by Louie Ehrlich, President Chevron Information Technology Company, and CIO, Chevron Corp. Note: This is the second in a series, check out part 1 first – The Journey of a Business Strategist CIO.

- Tech Terror List 2010

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Tech Terror 2010. We are at the end of this quite frightening year of the Great Recession 2010, and at the eve of another frightening Halloween filled with tiny goblins ringing the front door shouting “trick or treat”.

CIO Blogs for October 2010

A CIO's Voice

Is Technology Measured by Progress or Unrealized Potential? by Andy Blumenthal. 5 Suggestions For What Should Be On A CIO’s To-Do List Right Now by The Accidental Successful CIO . SIMposium2010 by Mike Schaffner. A Customer Emotion Dashboard by John Halamka. Filed under: CIO , Leadership , Life and Technology , Management Tagged: CIO , dashboard , simposium. CIO Leadership Life and Technology Management dashboard simposium


The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Most managers don’t want creative employees

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

A couple of summers ago I read Management of the Absurd by Richard Farson. The book lives up to its title and one that I heartily recommend. It contains a wealth of ideas and views on management that you don’t often come across.

Review of Telstra Business Insights event on cloud computing

Trends in the Living Networks

In August I went on a five-city roadshow run by Telstra Business on cloud computing.

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SPTechCon Coming to Cambridge This Week

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

This Wednesday through Friday, October 20 through 22, the SharePoint Technical Conference, affectionately known as SPTechCon, is coming to Cambridge, MA. Given that Microsoft is not running its own SharePoint Conference this year, SPTechCon will be one of the bigger and better SharePoint-related conferences of 2010, and we're fortunate to have it in our backyard. [Of Of course, before we get to Cambridge, we have to deliver our monthly KMA Insights webinar.

Business Innovation or IT Innovation?

CIO Dashboard

[link]. Business Innovation or IT Innovation – Video Blog Transcript. In the most recent issue of Sloan Management Review , Sloan introduced a new study they are doing along with IBM called the New Intelligent Enterprise.

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

- Dang Guvmit Bure-crats

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Bure-crat checking the Rooles. Dang Guvmint. Takes too much of our hard-earned tax dollars and hires all those danged burecrats to waste taxpayer money feeding at the public trough pushing paper and regulations keepin’ us hard-workin’ Americans down. “.

Office Buzzwords

A CIO's Voice

I read this on Yahoo this morning. I must admit I use some of these ‘buzzwords’ myself. It was the right term for the moment. Maybe its use in the vernacular truly is in the eye of the beholder. Avoid These Office Buzzwords by Marlys Harris. Filed under: Career Tagged: business lanaguage , buzzwords , jargon , yahoo. Career business lanaguage buzzwords jargon yahoo


Life is not a game (or is it?)

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

Games, especially video games, have always been a big part of my life, both when I was young and now with my family. We all know that games are an important part of growing up, and despite the bad rap that video games get they can be a very positive experience, too.

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Why Crowdsourcing is the future of EVERYTHING (including 12 key areas (with just 3 exceptions))

Trends in the Living Networks

The theme of Future of Crowdsourcing Summit , coming up soon in San Francisco and Sydney, is how crowdsourcing (applying the minds of many) is the future of everything. It’s a big claim, though to be frank I can’t think of many things it’s not the future of. Anything of human creation, which is most of what we know, has in some ways a crowdsourced future.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.