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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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The Tyranny of Reference Architectures

by Jack Santos  |  September 30, 2013

For a profession that loves TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) it’s amazing that this TWP (Two Word Phrase) “Reference Architecture” (RA) has lasted as long as it has. Funny; when we...

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Management 101

by Jack Santos  |  September 13, 2013

Let me one-up HIPAA and share with you a medical condition I am dealing with: Bell’s palsy.  It came on suddenly, and (I expect and hope) will be gone within a...

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Ballmer: up close and personal...

by Jack Santos  |  August 26, 2013

I first met Steve Ballmer around 1988 over breakfast at the then newly built Boston Harbor Hotel. Even then, Steve's reputation preceded him: master marketer, the business brains of Microsoft...

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All the World's a Cloud

by Ben Tomhave  |  July 23, 2013

No, not really. But it could be. Consider, if you will, the five essential characteristics of cloud computing (via SP800-145, as well as the CSA Security Guide): On-demand self-service Broad...

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The Snowden Snowjob: Supergluing USB ports

by Jack Santos  |  July 2, 2013

While the drama about Edward Snowden continues, it’s interesting to see the effects.  Clearly, this is an inflection point in the perception of security, especially insider risks.   Every CEO’s worst...

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A Day in the Life of an IT Grunt

by Jack Santos  |  June 17, 2013

A group of us have enjoyed reading this recent missive from deep inside the bowels of Microsoft: http://ahmetalpbalkan.com/blog/8-months-microsoft/ Reaction to Mr. Balkan’s post usually ends up in one of two...

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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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Executives need digitally different thinking

by Mark P. McDonald  |  May 14, 2013

Digital technology is on the mind of every executive from Sales and Marketing to IT and Operations.    Executives concentrate many of these thoughts center around issues of responsibility, authority and...

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A role for IT in a mobile world?

by Jack Santos  |  April 8, 2013

This is an interesting analysis of the potential impact of Facebook Home: http://www.zdnet.com/why-facebook-home-will-blow-android-into-smithereens-7000013549/ I think the subplot is whether consumers will value order and harmony over chaos and choice. IT...

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