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IT or not IT? That is the Question

by Jack Santos  |  June 10, 2013

This question came to me in a survey the other day: When the department that you work in is called “Information Technology”, then the answer to this question is pretty...

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Doveryai, Proveryai, Suditsya

by Jack Santos  |  February 21, 2012

Ronald Reagan’s shadow looms big in the American political scene, and a favorite saying of his was: doveryai, no proveryai; in English: “Trust but Verify” – relating to the START...

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The Internet's $10 Million Mix Tapes and Creative Dis-integration

by Jack Santos  |  August 31, 2011

The title refers to a news piece about X5 music group in today's Wall Street Journal. Which makes me think of this fictitious dialogue excerpt: But, Herr Gutenberg, if you...

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The Future of IT Work: Webinar Survey Analysis

by Jack Santos  |  August 8, 2011

The Professional Effectiveness group in Gartner (which I am a member of) recently hosted a webinar on “The Future of IT Work”.  We had three questions for the audience.  Let’s...

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IT as Whipping Boy

by Jack Santos  |  April 28, 2011

The Journal (and for those of you that don’t know what I am referring to, go read someone else’s blog) had a recent section on IT that was interesting, and...

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Quantum Supply Chains: IT Externalization, clouds, and outsourcing

by Jack Santos  |  March 15, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with Japan, and the ongoing humanitarian and nuclear crisis.  Living within 10 miles of a nuclear plant on the seacoast of the northeast US, I...

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IT: A culture of No to Know or Nay to Yay?

by Jack Santos  |  March 9, 2011

I have had an interesting juxtaposition of meetings these past few weeks.  I meet with a  group of CIOs where the zeitgeist is one of being part of the business...

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Satisfaction = Control = Bring your own Device

by Jack Santos  |  March 8, 2011

An interesting anecdote from the Premier 100 Conference in Palm Springs ( I am a past honoree, and have habitually attended these these events as an alumnus).  In a discussion...

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I'm Back: Professional Effectiveness, Brazil, and CIOs

by Jack Santos  |  March 3, 2011

Took a long blog hiatus – mainly because I was way too busy, and fell off the wagon of doing regular blog updates.  Still too busy (I write this while...

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Part 0: Hacker Dad meets Hacker Mom

by Jack Santos  |  January 6, 2011

A few weeks ago I went public with a Facebook breach that I incurred. That post here. I suppose hacking is a relative term.  A few years ago, my (then)...

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