Nature can teach us about Innovation!

Summer is right around the corner! As I awoke this morning to the chirping birds I could not help but to think about all of the nature around us. Living things are everywhere carving out their existence on many of the same rules that have existed for eons. Sun comes up, sun goes down and life …

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Agility means saying “Yes” to more…

In Google's latest founder's letter they restated their founding mission back in ’98 — “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. Without a doubt this one of the most powerful benefits of the Internet (and search) and that it drives ubiquitous access to much of the world's research. In tandem, the evolution of …

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Stop talking about the Tools!

Every day I spend time talking to vendors and customers across the IT industry. There is a common theme - Just about every customer is focused on accelerating innovation and just about every vendor believes that they have the tools to help them succeed.  The challenge is that tools alone cannot deliver a solution. What is missing …

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What can Riding a Paddle Board Teach us about Innovation?

As winter finally comes to a close it is inspiring to see the trees starting to bud and the tulips sprouting through last year's decomposed leaves. With all of this vitality I can't help but think about the summer ahead and the fond memories of summers past. One memory especially comes to mind. Last summer …

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The search for “Work-Life Integration”

 One of the most amazing trends over the last few years is how great organizations have become increasingly concerned about their employees well-being. With these corporations the goal is no longer simply about "maximizing productivity" but instead about improving the ability for their employees to drive better  "work/life integration".  This is a major shift as …

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Think of your exit strategy before you enter…

  You always have an out. An exit strategy to make sure you don't get hurt. You always walk away. You walk away before they can walk away from you - Unknown Over the past few days we have seen news of both Dropbox and Apple shifting their public cloud architectures. The interesting part here is that …

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The future is “Multi-Cloud”

Over the last few years the concept of "cloud" has matured beyond a strategy and into a desired end state. Lately I've been talking to many enterprise and public sector institutions looking to better understand the future of the cloud and potential avenues to cloud adoption. Across all of my travels it is clear to me that the future is "multi-cloud" and any …

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