The greatest blessing I’ve been given has been to be a husband and a father to seven kids. These experiences have shaped who I am and who I want to be. They cause me to earnestly desire to serve my family in a sacrificial manner. In looking at the lessons I’ve learned as a dad, […]Read more "What I learned about business by being a father"
Ever watch “Man vs. Wild”? I remember him eating something crazy and thinking, wow… that’s pretty intense… I don’t know if I could do that. He said, “when you need to survive, you do what is necessary”. Even more, when you learn what you can do, you learn what you now must do and you […]Read more "COVID-19 Business Survival Kit"
Is your company ready to respond in a mature and appropriate way to the Coronavirus, while still delivering a similar level of productivity, company culture, and customer engagement? The stock market is saying “no”, most companies aren’t. In fact, the expectation is that trillions of dollars will leave the economy as a result of this […]Read more "Coronavirus Remote Workforce: 5 Challenges for the Modern Workforce"
Every quarter we receive a call from a company that has been taken advantage of by a serious security event, typically ransomware or phishing, but also sometimes events more complicated. In many cases enterprise organizations have 95% of their datacenter and end user computing environments compromised. Not surprisingly, in examining these events I’ve consistently noticed […]Read more "10 Security Changes Every CIO Should Implement"
There are two types of enterprise companies. Those leveraging technology to disrupt their market and those going out of business. The latter might be a slow burn, or more-likely a cliff. Do you have a technology leadership strategy that is positioned to navigate this transition, or are you sitting on the sidelines in an endless […]Read more "Do you have a disruptive business strategy?"
I’ll be speaking at Milwaukee SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) on Thursday, 2/20/2020 as part of an executive panel. Here’s the info and hope to see you there!Read more "Speaking at Milwaukee SPIN"
I spent many years building CMDBs for companies. The promise was that if we could just get the configuration information into a centralized database we’d be able to better plan, build, and run IT by understanding the landscape of applications and how they work. We had a relatively slow moving technology picture, with the complexity […]Read more "The CMDB Solves Yesterday’s Problems… the Cloud is Different"