Why you should care about DEMO

DEMO Fall 2010 - Exhibitors Orientation

Image by The DEMO Conference via Flickr

At this point, you might be asking yourself, “what the heck is DEMO?” As stated on their website: “DEMO is a launchpad for emerging technologies.” DEMO events have been going on for about 20 years. The events provide an opportunity for companies launching emerging technologies to interact with their peers, potential investors, and others interested in their products. Read more of this post

Jitterbit/Thomas Nelson ETL Case Study

In today’s complex technology environment, having the right ETL (Extract Transform Load) tool is a top priority for many enterprises. In the past, my team has built its own ETL tools. While they have worked well for us, maintenance and support in a rapidly changing world has become somewhat of a nightmare. Read more of this post

10 Indispensable Insights On Cloud Computing — InformationWeek

Lately, I’ve been catching up on some overdue reading and have come across this article: Global CIO: 10 Indispensable Insights On Cloud Computing — InformationWeek. It’s based on the book: Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, by Charles Babcock…something else for me to read. Read more of this post

CIOs’ ‘Career Killer’ Pet Peeves — CIO — InformationWeek

Information Week put together a nice  slide show featuring 12 CIOs’ favorite pet peeves: Slideshow: 12 CIOs’ ‘Career Killer’ Pet Peeves — CIO — InformationWeek.

My favorites:

Teri Takai, CIO, Department Of Defense Networks And Information Integration: “Whining, and people who have to ask permission before they do anything.”

Michael Cuddy, CIO, Toromont Industries: “The phrase ‘Someone needs to’ and sentences that start with ‘Yeah, but…'”

    Before you spend those technology dollars

    Before you make a significant investment in a technology project, you should answer the following questions. The first question: How does investing in this help the company’s bottom line? In other words, does this project save expenses, or does it help increase revenue without adding significant expense? As obvious as these questions are, they are often overlooked when people are trying to justify investing in the next great technology thing. Read more of this post

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