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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: GE and Apple

by Jack Santos  |  April 5, 2016

I love it when an alternative universe story gets published - like in a recent NY Post article about how GE considered buying Apple .  Not surprising.  The story flashed me...

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Rethinking the Way of "Information Technology"

by Jack Santos  |  January 19, 2016

News from the Walmart front.  In this Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon world, it's clear that Walmart has gotten the memo, err, email.  Digital Business is in, bigtime.  Information Technology...

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2015 Healthcare Breach Trends. The Wild West of Healthcare Data.

by Jack Santos  |  January 7, 2016

This is my 6th year of analyzing healthcare breaches reported to HHS.  This has become a tradition, and I don't profess it to be an exacting science - some rather...

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Revenge of the Data Nerds: the Force Awakens

by Jack Santos  |  December 22, 2015

Many years ago, Joe Clapis, (my father-in-law from my first marriage) was an early version of a data nerd, or even a data scientist. He was the Head Statistician for...

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My Personal Hajj to a Technical Mecca

by Jack Santos  |  May 18, 2015

This Wednesday I'll be down in Boston for the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.  It's their 12th year, and I have been to most, long before I worked for Gartner - I started...

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It's the Outcome, not the How Come

by Jack Santos  |  May 20, 2014

Have to give Tom Blessing (CIO of Fidelity's Corporate Technology Group) a nod here for this concept.  A a recent Boston SIM meeting he pointed out how IT likes to talk...

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The Importance of Being Work Flow

by Jack Santos  |  March 20, 2014

In this era of Big Data we often forget that data without process is like a day without...well you get it.  It being tax season in the US, I came across...

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Work for Free!

by Jack Santos  |  March 6, 2014

This month's Strategy and Business had this article: Would Your Employees Work for Free?  Leaders who manage volunteer work forces have much to teach leaders who manage employees. I suppose they are suggesting...

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US Government Shutdown Lessons for IT and Businesses

by Jack Santos  |  October 11, 2013

Just read an interesting analysis by George Friedman over at Stratfor: The Roots of the Government Shutdown.  He ascribes the shutdown as an unintended consequence of the change of the US political...

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Management 500: Leadership

by Jack Santos  |  October 7, 2013

A few weeks back I gave some advice to new managers under the title "Management 101".  This post is for  the more advanced crowd, and just like graduate level courses,...

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