Monthly Archives: April 2013

Let Innovations Flow Across the Enterprise

From my experience in line production, use of external software and especially software provided in a service model, is disruptive to the prevailing paradigm. Competing alternatives were limited to self-hosted or local computing applications. Even when acquired by the largest

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Cloud and VDI as Viable IT Infrastructure Alternatives

At a previous employer, I implemented a virtual desktop environment technique for the purposes of configuration isolation and software IDE isolation. Unmet performance expectations probably contributed to dropping the idea of firm-wide implementation.  Things have since changed. XaaS in the

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I was a Witness to the Slaughter of Innovation

Being a frequent eye witness to status quo bias, I can attest to its artful hypocrisy.   True status quo champions allude that an idea gained their acceptance. Tread carefully! Soon enough the scope and impact begins to shrink and shrink, sometimes

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Implementation is your strongest innovation ally in resetting the status quo

Thinking of new ways to solve problems using tools that are already available is not an unusual ability. But the new means change which we are all wired to reject.  But don’t despair of the human condition.  There is a

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Securing your infrastructure becoming a strategic priority? Well, what took you so long?

It’s been quite some time since I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering. Guess what was on the mind of every professor at the time. Securing IT from internal and external exploits and breaches. Over the following

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Innovation leaders need an eye to the long view but an ear to the ground

There is a perfect mix of archetypes to lead a collaborative innovation effort: focus as in the market mindfulness of a entrepreneur and drive as in the motivation of a technical pioneer.  Mr. Bathiche exemplifies this rare personality as discussed in the

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