Nov
04
2014

The Race To Enterprise Mobile Apps

11 minute read

“We need a mobile app” has become a standard discussion starter in the software application development conversation. The high-speed growth of mobile device usage – and usefulness – in the workforce has delivered some impressive workplace efficiencies, cost- savings, and improved...

Sep
04
2014

On Guard!

7 minute read

“In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.”

~Bill Gates

Relentless hackers infect millions of personal records by exploiting a tiny hole in the protective wall surrounding the...

Aug
14
2014

Welcome to the Cloud Neighborhood

10 minute read

Your system is mission critical. It has hundreds, thousands, or even millions of daily users and it must continue to perform its functions no matter what. But it’s now 10-15 years old, and though it has served its purpose faithfully and is still a solid performer, the time has come...

Jul
09
2014

Razing a Legacy System

11 minute read

“Decommission the legacy system” is one issue that never seems to get priority on the agenda.  Month after month, this major decision sits in the old business category, dwarfed by the other initiatives. With an excitement factor of zero, and a tenuous link to business goals, the...

Jun
04
2014

Visualization Technology Helps Companies See the Future

15 minute read

When was the last time you visualized your company’s operations? I’m not talking about a spreadsheet or a slide deck, or a new arrangement of chairs. Have you taken a few hours recently to sit back, think out loud, and try to form a picture of how your business might look in the...

May
01
2014

Dunbar Armored COO Offers Top 5 Cyber Security Tips

10 minute read

The Dunbar armored car company is a titan of the trust industry. Family-owned for ninety years, Dunbar is best known for protecting and transporting cash in reinforced, guarded trucks.

Mar
05
2014

How Hopkins’ CIO Built a Collaborative IT Culture

10 minute read

Stephanie Reel had what some may categorize as an insurmountable challenge — pull some of the best doctors in the world away from their hectic schedules to chat about IT. Tapping her penchant for innovative thinking, Reel, CIO for all divisions of the Johns Hopkins University and...

Jan
08
2014

The Fundamental Techie

4 minute reader

It’s a seller’s market when it comes to top IT talent. As enterprise technology has quickly occupied a larger and larger piece of the organizational asset pie, the technology recruiting scene has become more and more competitive. The Society for Human Resource Management released...

Dec
06
2013

The Technical Debt Trap

10 minute read

Back then – it was just what you needed. You built a good looking website to front your business, and customers used it like the Yellow Pages. It was your online corporate brochure. But what was cutting edge just a few years ago is now common, and may convey the wrong message to your...

Oct
10
2013

Geek Speak

14 minute read

Jody Giles is the Chief Information Officer at Under Armour and Loyola University of Maryland Sellinger School of Business Lattanze Executive of the Year for 2013. Jody has made his mark as a strong leader who instinctively understands the specific ways that technology supports...