Jan
08
2014

The Fundamental Techie

BY Mind Over Machines
2 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

BY Mind Over Machines
5 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

BY Mind Over Machines
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...

Aug
07
2013

Making Music

BY Mind Over Machines
7 minute read

I didn’t know if I should try to look cool when I sat down across from Paul Reed Smith. He’s the CEO of PRS Guitars, a fine mark of craftsmanship and innovation based right across the Bay Bridge from Annapolis on the eastern side of the Chesapeake. I knew that Paul’s business had...

Jun
10
2013

Rethinking Processes

BY Mind Over Machines
8 minute read

General Motors is a new company. That’s right—the old, hulking (and recently bankrupt) giant of American industry has the DNA of a startup. That fact wasn’t clear to me until recently, when I sat down with Plant Manager Bill Tiger and Lead Human Resource/Labor Relations Manager John...

May
10
2013

Baltimore SmartCEO 2013 VOLTAGE Awards Announced

BY Mind Over Machines
4 minute read

Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2013) — Baltimore SmartCEO and Title Sponsor Comcast Business announced today the 2013 VOLTAGE Award honorees. The VOLTAGE Awards program celebrates the role that technology plays in the business community and the future impact the technology sector will have on...

May
09
2013

Dot Your “I”s and Cross Your “T”s

BY Mind Over Machines
3 minute read

How can you ensure control over your software development project? Selecting a qualified IT vendor is only the first of many critical steps to take to protect your substantial investment and ensure a successful project.

Apr
09
2013

Key to Prosperity

BY Mind Over Machines
14 minute read

In late January 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a whopping $350 million donation to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, pushing his total gifts to the institution over $1 billion. It’s an astounding sum, given out of profound conviction and commitment to the...

Mar
06
2013

Reminder: Your Technology Assessment is Overdue

BY Mind Over Machines
9 minute read

How do you keep up with changes in your market? In lean times, you’ll likely pore over your budgets, evaluate your most important assets, and trim the fat here and there. And then when the big picture gets a little brighter, you’ll fatten up again. But is that preparation or is that...

Feb
10
2013

Sweet Innovation

BY Mind Over Machines
9 minute read

Stu FitzGibbon is about to mark twenty-five years at Domino Sugars in Baltimore. As refinery manager, he’s seen automation accelerate over the decades and continue to this day. But while some see technology and global economic forces pushing American manufacturing into the past,...