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The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks

This article was published on ComputerWorld on September 8, 2009 -   I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: "Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring. To overcome these intractable behavioral [...]

By | 2009-10-09T13:42:36+00:00 September 8th, 2009|CIO, IT, Management, Technology|1 Comment

Two Weeks Touching It (The Sprint Touch)

Six months ago I got a sneek peek at the iPhone.  A beautiful piece of machinery lacking only in 3 critical places:  It is a 21st century network device tied to a stone-age cellular network.  Its on-screen keyboard is clumsy (though far better than others up to that point).  It is a new OS and [...]

By | 2007-12-20T23:31:03+00:00 December 19th, 2007|Technology|2 Comments

ID Theft, Good for Business

On their web site, the FTC estimates that "as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year."  There are 300 million people in the US… you can do the math.  On average, they say, you will likely be impacted by identity crime several times during your life. In the IT world, we've [...]

By | 2007-12-20T23:32:47+00:00 October 31st, 2007|IT, Politics, Technology, Users|0 Comments

4 (Uncommon) Habits for Better IT, part 2

Jump to part 1... II - Use the Resources you have - Damn, if I had a nickel for every organization that bleeds money on unimplemented technology and underutilized, or more accurately "inappropriately utilized" staff... Companies, the world over, could save billions in IT, and operational costs, if they just used what they already have.  It doesn't matter if you're Unix [...]

By | 2007-10-23T22:25:21+00:00 June 5th, 2007|CIO, IT, Management, Technology|1 Comment