I presented at an online education session on “Getting out of the Datacenter Business”. We talked about why companies are moving out, what they are moving, and how they are moving it. We explored Azure Governance and Policy, as well as migration approaches.Read more "Getting out of the Datacenter Business"
My Analytics Called Me Out
Ever send a meeting request to someone and have them not respond? You wait, wait, and wait but they never click accept, deny, or tentative? Then, you get to the meeting and they decline because they have something else? Or, they show up and are an active participant? Well… that someone is me. Today, My […]Read more "My Analytics Called Me Out"
2021 North Stars with Brian Willson
I had a great opportunity to talk with Microsoft Vice President Brian Willson about the 2021 North Stars that every technology executive should be considering. We talked about each of these five North Stars:
- Create digital lines of business
- Deliver on new revenue or operational savings through AI
- Get out of the datacenter business
- Make substantive progress on Zero Trust
- Measure and increase digital productivity
Simplicity Wins in the Zero Trust Game
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"
5 Disciplines of Cloud Governance
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"
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"
Cloud Operating Model Comparisons
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"
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"
AI for Good Open Source
Proud to be part of the AI for Good effort in partnership with Clover Technologies, Concurrency, and the open source community to build a solution for the manufacturing industry to aid in diversity and inclusion. In our solution we help individuals with cognitive disabilities engage in meaningful manufacturing jobs with mixed reality and AI. https://www.aitechnologyforgood.com/Read more "AI for Good Open Source"
Smart Restart: Learnings
I did a webinar on learnings from the Smart Restart and how companies can look at their employees, operations, and customers to make the most of the opportunity.Read more "Smart Restart: Learnings"