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"
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"
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"
I had the opportunity to speak along with Nupur Goyal at Microsoft Inspire on Zero Trust strategies. We talked about why Zero Trust is important, practical architectures, top things you need to do to improve security, and practice building. Check it out below! https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/partners/videos/zero-trust-for-the-boundary-less-worldRead more "Zero Trust @ Microsoft Inspire"
The last several months have been challenging. We’ve experienced incredible disruption to the economic market that has left businesses in challenging positions financially and competitively. Some companies have seen the challenging times and stopped everything except the most critical “keeping the lights on” activities. This might even seem intuitive to many companies… like, “why wouldn’t […]Read more "Why accelerate cloud migration now?"
I recorded a webinar with Alan Mitchell, CISO of Brunswick Corporation. We talked about their security response to COVID and how modern technologies have positively impacted their environment.Read more "COVID Survival Kit: Remote Workforce Security"