Category Archives: Technology

How Do You Eat A Software Implementation?

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How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. When it comes to software implementation projects, cloud changes things. Not everything, but a lot of things. Beyond the obvious impact on the need for a level of technology and technology management, there’s something else. With the consumerization of IT, it seems the cloud Continue Reading →

The Institutional Technology Gap

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I was watching Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone do an interview on a morning talk show recently. Just before the break they asked him about what he thought about the much maligned healthcare.gov debut. The response from Biz: “I think they should have just made a clever ‘I’m sorry our website is down’ error page. Here are Continue Reading →

Where Oh Where Is My Cloud Middleware?

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As I wrote in Who’s Dictating Cloud App’s in the Enterprise?, the “there’s an app for that” culture has trained us to find our own technology solutions to our problems. While it gives consumers a wonderful variety of solutions, this culture creates a challenge for businesses, with lots of data in disconnected application environments. These pockets Continue Reading →

Does Moore’s Law Apply To People?

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So Microsoft is changing the way they license users. Interesting to see that perhaps the balance of power has returned to the users. Software licensing has always been a strange animal. I recall well my days as an IT integrator and Managed Service Provider when I had to figure out the arcane licensing for enterprise software. Continue Reading →

3 Infrastructure Reasons The Cloud Makes Sense For Application Development

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I don’t often blog on specific products or services but I when I recently saw the new partnership between IBM and Cloudshare for agile development I had an epiphany. What caught my attention was not the specific features of the individual products or the combined partnership but the logical application of technologies to solve a long-standing problem. Continue Reading →

10 IT Security Tips for Midsize Business

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I recently asked the following question on the IBM for Midsize Businesses group on Linkedin as a basis for discussion and a means to crowdsource some tips and best practices for IT security: Security attacks often arrive unannounced, but a well established security plan and implementation can help mitigate these often costly situations. This discussion, Continue Reading →

Who’s Dictating Cloud App’s in the Enterprise?

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My name is Alan Berkson and I’m a cloud-aholic. I Dropboxed my SkyDrive and CRM’ed my Evernote into my Google Apps mailbox. I’m a victim of cloud sprawl. Are you with me on this one? I am experiencing cloud application overload. But they’re so cool. The lure of the next latest and greatest is irresistible. And Continue Reading →

I Now Have A Cloud. All Is Well.

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Many years (decades?) ago, my father said to me: The world is going to end, not with a bang, but because no one will know how to fix anything anymore. I’m not going to to talk about the disposable society we live in — we don’t fix things, we buy new ones — but about Continue Reading →

Loose Lips Sink Ships

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Technology makes life easier. And more often we are less aware of what we are giving away for that ease. Beyond the privacy concerns of the big social platforms, businesses are struggling with the confluence of pervasive communications, Big Data, consumerization of IT, privacy and data security. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Big companies Continue Reading →

Big Data: Is The Answer 42?

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Large enterprises have wrestled with massive amounts of data for a long time. As technology migrates out of the IT department and into the boardroom for many businesses, it’s creating complications and confusion in many areas. There is a rush to process all this data to get answers. The challenge: what are the right questions? Big Continue Reading →