Avoid Mistakes

Avoid Mistakes

Blog, IT
The job of managing Enterprise Information Technology comes with the knowledge that at any point in any day – something could go wrong and cause critical business problems.  We have so many pieces of hardware and software that are connected, interdependent, and unfortunately hard to manage. We have people who are connected, interdependent, and have varying degrees of management difficulty.  We have bad guys trying to steal or corrupt our data and a growing demand for new services and systems. Recently William Vanderbloemen wrote a piece for Forbes that offered some brilliant advice for Entrepreneurs that I believe is particularly relevant for Enterprise Information Technology Executives.  He used the recent European Open Golf Tournament (aka British Open) as a teaching lesson.  If you saw any part of that tournament you…
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World Cup and Enterprise Information Technology

World Cup and Enterprise Information Technology

Blog, IT
There is little argument about two primary themes leading to this Blog: (1) there is no shortage of sports stories and references that become lessons in business (2) I have never been thought of as an original thinker. But as we head into the 2018 Soccer World Cup Finals in Russia (starts this week) my lack of originality has led me to use sports stories and references for lessons in business. The World Cup Finals are played every four years after nearly four years of qualifying games for every country competing to be in the Finals. Four years ago, the World Cup was played in Brazil and I was fortunate enough to be there. To be honest – my adult life has been equal parts passion about business and about…
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Bay Area Jobs vs. Skills – Current Supply/Demand

Bay Area Jobs vs. Skills – Current Supply/Demand

Blog, IT, IT Job Market
Linkedin compared the skills profiles of their San Francisco Bay Area members (in May) to the job postings for San Francisco Bay Area employment (in May) to compare “Supply and Demand”. The Supply is the skills that exist among member profiles and the Demand is the skills sought after in current job postings. Here are their top ten “Most Abundant” skills which means that the number of people in the Bay Area with these skills exceeds the employer demand for the skills (currently). May 2018 – Most Abundant Skills in San Francisco Bay Area 1. Perl/Python/Ruby 2. Cloud and Distributed Computing 3. Integrated Circuit Design 4. Mobile Development 5. C/C++ 6. Other Software Development Skills 7. Scripting Languages 8. Java Development 9. Algorithm 10. Software User Testing And here are…
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Bay Area Trends

Bay Area Trends

Blog, IT Job Market
Bay Area Trends – Blog Contribution from Michelle Delbo, Director of Staffing Services at Blackstone Technology Group in San Francisco.  Michelle is a regular at our East Bay CIO Roundtable Meetings and offers many years of perspective with her insights into current staffing and IT Resource Trends. My name is Michelle Delbo and I am the Staffing Services Sales Director in the San Francisco office of Blackstone Technology Group. I have been in the staffing industry for over 20 years, with 18 of those working at Blackstone to deliver a wide variety of talented business and information technology resources to companies across the greater bay area During my career, my team and I have helped Silicon Valley clients navigate the evolving trends in the marketplace. This has helped them stay…
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PRIDES of Digital Transformation – Part 7

Blog, IT
S – is for Security.  The Security Technology Fabric that you have in place today is likely not able to extend to adequately protect your new Digital Enterprise.  The ability to seamlessly extend a solid set of security policies and an enterprise security framework across all platforms is necessary for your organization’s security posture. (more…)
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PRIDES of Digital Transformation – Part 5

Blog, IT
D – is for Data. As you adopt a hybrid model with data in SaaS and IaaS and potentially PaaS platforms (along with your Data Center) the chance that some of your key data will be siloed in one form or inconsistently replicated across more than one form is virtually guaranteed.  You will need to keep your key data synchronized and managed across all platforms. (more…)
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