This week I was in the market for two new computers for my kids. The ones they had been using were getting a little long in the tooth and it became apparent that we needed to replace them. This went from annoyance to emergency as they started school again and virtually needed to do classwork. […]Read more "Simplicity Wins in the Zero Trust Game"
The best organizations are ones that balance growth mindset in the cloud with effective cloud governance. The growth mindset is the company challenging itself, its previous assumptions, it’s understanding of what the future looks like. The partner is governance that accelerates the transformation while ensuring protection and responsibility. The goal of cloud governance is not […]Read more "5 Disciplines of Cloud Governance"
Had a great conversation this week with Steven Campbell on Power BI Data Governance. We talk about governance, Synapse, security, control, and other aspects of the data platform.Read more "Power BI Data Governance"
Nick Rustad and I had a great conversation on Organizational Change Management in this tech series video. We talk about WHY organizational change management, as well as what.Read more "Organizational Change Management"
We talked on this video about how to perform cloud assessment engagements within a business. The goal of cloud assessment is to drive understanding of the current estate, the framework of optimization, and migration opportunities. We also talk about the relationship of CAF to this.Read more "Cloud Assessments"
I did a fun interview on process automation and Power Platform with Anthony Escabado. We talked about Power Apps, RPA, and other related topics. A great conversation about how commoditization of LowCode/NoCode is driving innovation:Read more "Process Automation"
The transition to the cloud represents an opportunity… an opportunity to change the framework of how the traditional IT organization interacts with the business. When I was first starting my career in IT it was untouchable, in the sense that the business didn’t understand what IT did… they just knew that it was important. It […]Read more "Cloud Operating Model Comparisons"
You can have anything you want, just not everything you want. This was the advice given to me by my family financial planner when I was a teenager and I’ve never forgotten it. The constant reminder that not only life is short, but that I need to think about what is most important. For me, […]Read more "Purpose Driven Digital"
I have had a lot of great mentors in my life. They have made a difference to who I am and how I’ve progressed as a man, husband, father, and professional. I continue to depend on these mentors as I chart my path as a person. I’m announcing that I’m signed up for the Tribute […]Read more "Mentorship"
Did your dad ever say, “are you going to learn from your own mistakes or someone else’s?” Well… mine did. Having been through a large number of cloud adoption journeys I wanted to share a few tips that have been very helpful as we’ve considered what a new customer should do, especially given the current […]Read more "Five Tips for Cloud Adoption"