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As I was entering the workplace in 1981, computers were not so popular for a guy in the commercial/industrial service business. Memory, and I am talking about hard-drive space, was nothing like it is today. Remember that unconfirmed quote from Bill Gates in 1981, when the IBM personal computer was introduced? Mr. Gates supposedly said that 640Kb of memory “ought to be enough for anybody.” Heck, Apple just a few years later released a cute…

There are those things in your work life that you just never forget. Consider yourself fortunate if you have a few to reflect on over the years. One for me is the first time I tried to explain what was in my head to a data scientist. Let’s break down that sentence a bit, first “what was in my head;” not an easy process, regardless of the topic. My married readers have firsthand experience in…

Your interview went fantastic and you remain to be pleasantly surprised on how forward-thinking everyone appears to be — this may be a great career fit. With the first round of meetings behind you, they invite you back to “get a feel” for the company by spending a day with several future teammates. Edgar, the accounting manager, welcomes you into his office. He is warm and inviting, and after some small talk suggests that you…

You have already experienced change and value in applying the former stages of the hierarchy of digital adoption to your businesses: digital trust, contextual computing, and insights. The final component of the hierarchy we will discuss will propel us over the finish line as we take digital trust, contextual computing, and insights stages momentum to alter our business habits. Often the word “transformation” is bandied about, but who really knows what this term means? If…

“Use your words” was often said to me growing up as a young child. Now, it is not what you think — I was a relatively good kid. My identical twin and I formed a unique language that only he and I could understand. For those moments when my brother and I were not bickering, we would communicate using these words, which compelled our parents to remind us to “use our English words.” Our older…

I have referenced this luscious quote a thousand times: “Have you replaced your employees’ bicycles with Ford F150s and wonder why they still only drive on bike paths?” Our past can influence current behaviors in both negative and positive ways. The so-called comfort zone, which many individuals stay within for various social-economic reasons, is weighted heavier towards the habits which do not always move us forward. Unfortunately, innovation is often curtailed when the comfort zone…

The point of value extraction from enterprise software has changed over the years. One of my earliest memories was in the mid-1990s with a fantastic software application that was designed to digitally collaborate across locations, on and offline. For many of you reading this I imagine you are thinking; who cares about the ability to shuffle between on and offline?  During the late 90s in the United States, we all worked with a very slow,…

My day started in the normal manner — start my computer, go get a cup of coffee, come back to the Windows 3.1 boot screen, enter my credentials and make a lap around the office spreading my morning cheer. The final leg of my journey would be to connect to our local file server and begin my work. However, today was special, I have been asked to explore the Internet. Some of our competitors had…

The implementation of cloud platforms in recent years has become, well, a bit pedestrian. Now, the challenge seems to be in experimenting with different approaches to get folks to recognize the value. For many years we have been driving the use of applications. An application-based approach worked, the financial model for software manufacturers and the licensing clarity for businesses was effective. It all started with the box of software, floppies, CDs, and even DVDs. Nobody…

A beautiful fall late morning in Southern California has my family contemplating an afternoon at the beach, just 20 miles away as the crow flies. As I ponder the idea, I remember that the Santa Ana winds blow strong in the fall (from the inland areas to the Pacific), it could be warmer, windier and even a bit smoggy. Quickly I move to the calendar, seeing as it is a Sunday on a holiday weekend…